I read recently that the powers that be are looking at electricity pylons with a view to demolishing some of them, and burying cables, to improve the view. Only a few yards from the old foot-bridge pictured is a massive pylon. This morning it was surrounded by male and female ‘suits’ who were giving the structure some serious eye-balling. The cables so suspended more or less follow The River Irwell here and they do tend to mar the view … with several pylons nearby. Today the suits had clear access to the pylon. But in summer don’t forget the space-suits; the whole area is covered in Giant Hogweed!