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Moose Hotel

Moose Hotel

Moose Hotel

Back in the day when Preston was a frontier town, things were different to nowadays.

Herds of wild beasts roamed the badlands near the Ribble between Fishergate and Penwortham. Some of these beasts had names, others were never seen, some maybe never existed.

Some lived out all their lives on the banks of the Ribble, hunting for whatever they could find, others, knowing the pickings were meagre, were just passing through.

The sight of thousands of migrating Moose, on their way from the hills of Cumbria to the lush pastures of Skelmersdale, is one that is now long past.

The eagle eyed can still see a link with these ancient times though, the sign for the Moose Hotel. A sanctuary where a tired Moose could get a decent bed of straw for the night, and a safe room away from the hunters.

Its amazing it’s survived really. I presume the clientele has changed since then, or they’ve dropped their prices. Looks like the straw is still on offer though.

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This entry was published on October 13, 2011 at 7:34 am. It’s filed under Photography, Preston and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Moose Hotel

  1. I really like the look and feel of your site, and your photography. It’s great. Yes, I know how it is trying to find street art in your own city. Always easier to photograph when traveling. And I admire people who constantly look for a new way of presenting their own city, of going beyond the familiar… which is what I’ll have to do once I run out of my travel photos soon 🙂 Best wishes

    • Cheers Irntn, thanks for the encouragement – always welcome!
      Definitely have a go a taking shots of the familiar stuff around you, its surprising what you’ll come up with. No one knows your local area like you do and wherever you live, its not where everyone else lives – so it’ll be interesting to others.

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