In message <188.8.131.52.20010501025327.007b0b50(a)mail.tesco.net>, Melanie
McCluskey <melanie.mccluskey(a)tesco.net> writes
You know, I've often fancied having a good root around an old
tip. I understand there are some in the Barton area of Salford. Does
anyone know anything about these Victorian tips and how one goes about
rummaging around them?
It depends where they are - this one is actually behind the Old Hall of
Ince, part of which was my predecessor's Vicarage until 1944. It looks
as if someone has taken a JCB on the site and dug a couple of trenches
fairly recently - I've just walked over the area a couple of times and
found odd bottles and pots, exposed later by the rain.
There must be quite "famous" tips around - local junk shops have loads
of bottles dug from them.
Many will be in places which are out of bounds - and digging can be
dangerous - kids have been killed where they've dug into tips, making a
kind of drift mine under a slope, and the unstable material has
collapsed on them.
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