Sunday, 26 September 2010
Today, I visited Darwen in Lancashire and decided to complete a ten year goal - walk up to the distinctive Darwen Tower. It celebrates Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee of 1897. From its circular viewing platform, the Isle of Man and the hills of north Wales can be seen when the weather is clear. Sadly, it wasn't but it was still spectacular. I just managed to make out the town I become a resident of on the outer edge of the Trough of Bowland when we get the keys to our new home on Friday! The tower overlooks Darwen from its perch some 1,200 feet high and is more than 80 feet tall.