Monday 27th January 2014.

A bit on the grim side for a ride around this morning. Really dull around Warth and the Lattice Bridge and even the trams were going slow around there. (??)
There’s loads of blocked grids along Bury Road too. And, an enormous pothole. Pics tomorrow.
On the left-hand bank of the Irwell, by the Lattice Bridge in today’s pic, there is a desolate section of riverbank. Here, in summer, you can see: Giant Hogweed, Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam all growing in (more or less) one spot! In the winter months (like now) the area is just a wasteland of old Hogweed stems where little will grow…

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