SJ7259 : Sandbach Flashes: Fields Farm Flash

taken 4 years ago, near to Wheelock, Cheshire, Great Britain

Sandbach Flashes: Fields Farm Flash
Sandbach Flashes: Fields Farm Flash
Fields Farm Flash lies to the east of the railway line and west of the eponymous farm.
Cheshire flashes
The historic salt industry in south Cheshire began as the small-scale exploitation of natural brine springs and eventually led to industrial scale brine pumping. The paractice was particularly common from the 1920s to 1970s in the area around Middlewich and Sandbach, where brine was pumped out of disused salt mine workings. This led to the eventual collapse of the large underground chambers. The resulting subsidence at ground level formed water-filled depressions known as "flashes", which attract wading birds more often found in coastal saltmarshes and the like. The phenomenon (without the saline water) is also found in coal mining areas: see the similar Shared Description for Wigan Flashes. For a fuller explanation and maps, see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7288 5934 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.8316N 2:24.4066W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7281 5924
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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