HECKMONDWIKE Cycle Speedway Club travelled to Astley and Tyldesley in Manchester for round four of the Northern Fours and Junior League series at Gin Pit
and struggled to make progress.
Perhaps not entirely, because I made my fictional Gin Pit
dwellers generous and dignified, in spite of their horrific circumstances.
There is a dearth of local fixtures this weekend, the most prominent being the Gin Pit
race at Tyldsley on Sunday and the Northern Veterans' 10-mile road race at Blackpool the same day.
A THE mine was called Gin Pit
and was located in the village of the same name near Astley, Greater Manchester.
Our latest developments, a fine Masonic Temple, an early 1800s gin pit
and a replica of the Puffing Billy locomotive, are on schedule and will be on view to visitors early in 2006.
On the same day there will be a trio of road races; the Gin Pit
5 at Tyldsley the Roman Road 10k at Ribbleton near Preston and the Three Bridges race in Lancaster.
Ken Blakeson's play - ITV bosses are considering it for a series - was filmed around the old mining area of Gin Pit
, near Leigh, in Lancashire.
The Liverpool Women's 10k is scheduled for Sefton Park on Sunday, the Gin Pit
5 takes place at Tyldsley and the Ripon 10 is also on the calendar.