Build it and they will come.

As Gustav Eiffel was putting the finishing touches to his towering marvel of wrought iron for the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, waxed moustaches began to twitch in the drawing rooms of Britain. Here, now, was a manmade structure standing at 1,063ft that dwarfed the tallest monument on British soil, Nelson’s Column and it wasn’t…

Ashurst’s Beacon

Standing on Ashurst Hill in Dalton and overlooking Skelmersdale (land of roundabouts) is a sandstone structure known as Ashurst’s Beacon. The walk up to the beacon is a gentle amble along a footpath from the road. This leads through a small wooded area spattered with bright yellow gorse and low growing trees. Once almost through…