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They may not be re-published in any form without written permission, but may be downloaded
for personal use.
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Photo Galleries and Local History
Currently, I am publishing most of my
recent photos on my Facebook page.
I am intending to redesign this 2eimages.co.uk website soon.
Welcome to my Birchwood Photo Galleries,
several of which also have local history information.
| News | Galleries
- Christmas 2011 - A selection of photos from The Birchwood Christmas Extravaganza, the Brainwave Santa Dash amd the Shopping Centre Christmas Tree
- Mossland Walk,
March 2011 - A small gallery from an organised walk on the mossland
of Risley Moss in March 2011. This was the first time I'd ever seen an
adder. More photos added from another walk a few days earlier.
History Article, 2011 - I originally drafted this article in 2010
on request for a local organisation. This is a revision of the article
produced in 2011, © Brian Tuohey, 2011 and 2010.
Brainwave Santa Dash, Dec 2010 - A brand new event, the Santa Dash 5K Fun Run was in
support of Brainwave, the national charity which opened its 3rd
centre in Birchwood in 2009.
Extravaganza, Nov 2010 - Birchwood's Christmas celebration on 19th
November with Lucie Evans and X Factor finalists Diva Fever.
- Changing Birchwood,
Jun 2010 - including Birchwood's newest pub, The Peacock, which
opened in May and photos of all 5 pubs within Birchwood during the World
- Snowy Scenes, Jan 2010 - images
of Birchwood transformed into a winter wonderland following the snowfall of
5th January 2010.
My BTPhoto Website:
Launched in May 2010 and focusing on photography, there are several
new photos of Birchwood. I will be adding more photos in due course:
in new window).
See my Panoramio photostream with more images of Birchwood:
(opens in a new window). To see my local images, click on the
Filling Factories - The National Picture:
Throughout February 2010, I was working on some new pages that set the former Risley Royal
Ordnance Factory into a national context, amongst the others that made up the
16 Filling Factories across the country. You can see the result here:
||The sculpture that forms the gateway to
Birchwood. With photos from daytime, sunsets and floodlighting.
Latest photos are of sunsets in 2011.
UPDATED - September 2011
|Views to the north, the east and the
south, including Manchester, Rivington Pike, and Bosley Cloud, all taken
from the highest point in Birchwood, plus pictures and history of the
hill itself. Night-time photos added Jan 2008.
||The results of an early walk on a frosty
and misty October morning in 2007 - sunrise from Pestfurlong Hill.
||A new section with
local history and several gallery pages of Risley Moss, a designated
Local Nature Reserve and SSSI in Birchwood. Also includes a video of Risley
Moss Winter Walks in Feb 2009 and a new gallery in March 2011 from a
springtime mossland walk.
UPDATED - March 2011
||Expanded from the original
Remnants page, with a new series of pages showing how Risley fitted into
the national scene, one of 16 filling factories. The location of each of
the factory sites is described and I have added Google satellite imagery
to show how most of the sites look today.
NEW - Expanded Section - Feb 2010
||Two pages, one with
photos, videos, history and plans for the regeneration of the Walled
Garden, and the other with aerial imagery from the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
UPDATED - Oct 2011
|Modern photos of the bunkers that remain
with clues to their past and a description of where some of the 16 bunkers that
were demolished would have been in today's landscape. Vastly
expanded from the section that was previously on the ROF page.
||An historical perspective of Birchwood
Park, the Science Park,
the Connections sculpture and
surrounding areas in words and pictures.
||Birchwood's first hotel opens for business
on 19th January 2009. This page records the
progress as the hotel building took shape. Photos are still being
added, so this page is being actively updated. Latest update has
photos taken on 18th January 2009.
|A virtual tour along Warrington Road, once
the main road through the village of Risley, with a flavour of how it
has changed over the years.
||Changing colours of autumn -
a video slideshow from October 2009 and November
walks in 2006 between Oakwood Gate and Birchwood Forest Park.
||Completely reorganised with
several galleries from different years, this section is currently being
populated with new images from the Jan 2010 snowfall.
NEW and UPDATED - Jan 2010
||Photos and videos of
Christmas lights and events in Birchwood since 2007. Includes
coverage of The 2011 Brainwave Santa Dash, X Factor finalists Sophie
Habibis in 2011, Diva Fever in 2010 and Rachel Adedeji in
2009 at the Birchwood Christmas Extravaganza and Birchwood's Community Carols event. Also includes some footage of Warrington Town
UPDATED - Dec 2011
||A small gallery of photographs from
Birchwood Carnival events since 2007. At the 2009 event, I was
involved for the first time, with material in the local history display within the
||Summer 2009 saw a blaze
of colour across Birchwood as the newly sown wildflower meadows sprang
up with a colourful display. This gallery records some of the
colour on display locally during June and July.
in Risley Moss
||This link takes you to another section of
my site, to a gallery of dragonflies, many of which were photographed in Risley
||The Visitor Centre at Risley Moss pictured
at dusk after an evening walk in May 2008.
|Birchwood Forest Park
||Afternoon sun illuminating the autumn
colours along the path between the Park and the Fire Station, pictured
early November 2007.
|Remembrance Sunday 2009
||Photos of the two memorials in Birchwood
pictured on Remembrance Sunday, the modern memorial next to the main
entrance of Birchwood Shopping Centre and the older memorial in the
grounds of the former Risley Presbyterian Church.
image was published in the Winter 2009 edition of Birchwood Community
I also took photos of the memorials on Remembrance Sunday 2010.
One of my photos of the Birchwood memorial is currently (late Nov 2010)
being used as one of the front page images on birchwood.org.uk.
Permission has been given for
of my photos by the following Community Organisations:
The Birchwood Partnership including their
Birchwood Town Council including their
website - birchwoodtowncouncil.org.uk
The Birchwood Forum website - birchwoodforum.com
Warrington East Area Plan (Warrington Borough Council)
Some of my photos are also published on
the website of Birchwood Community Church
I have also taken photos specifically for
the Birchwood Partnership and have made photos available to other local
organisations. If you are interested in using any images on this site,
please get in touch.
Images on this site are
copyrighted and should not be used or re-published without permission.
More details here. I normally agree to free use of my photos by non-commercial
organisations. If commercial organisations wish to make use of my work, I will be pleased
to discuss your requirements, both in terms of stock photos and specific
assignments. The photos published on these pages are a
small selection of my work. I also welcome ideas and suggestions for other
themed galleries of Birchwood.