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Davyhulme nature reserve
Topic posted by Kelly ... dated:08 April 2005
My nephew and I visited the nature reseve this week to find it was closed. Does anyone know why? I think this is a really lovely place to go and my nephews love the little pond.
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Reply posted by Norman ... dated:16 October 2018
The reserve is open again following the closure due to a burst sewer.
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Reply posted by Norman ... dated:09 October 2018

Just a quick post that may save people a wasted jouney. The reserve is closed at present, and has been for several days. A sign on the locked gated states, "Site closed due to burst sewage pipe".
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Reply posted by marie ... dated:05 June 2009
I hope the dog owners are traced and made to pay the vets bill. Next time it could be a child this dog attacks. I blame the owners and not the dog.
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Reply posted by SteveJ ... dated:05 June 2009
The number to phone needs putting on here so other people can phone it.
I've seen a dog with a youth and 2 females matching the description near the Fox and Hounds.

Owners fault again - it should be muzzled.
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Reply posted by Parkers ... dated:05 June 2009
The poor dog - I do hope he/she is ok and the owners too. The Jif lemon idea is excellent thank you for that.
My border collie was bitten 2 1/2 weeks ago on Green Hill by a rottweiler, after treatment stitches are out today. He was very nervous at first going out afterwards but his confidence gradually came back and seems to be back to his old self again. And very happy to be off the lead again! I do hope the spaniel gets better and confidence returns, it sounds like a bad attack.
Thank you for the updated information, I will keep my eyes peeled as I go round the reserve - with the jif lemon!
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Reply posted by GA ... dated:05 June 2009
Information on the dog concerned which did the attacking was apparently a brown and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
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Reply posted by Brian ... dated:05 June 2009
I believe the spaniels leg was ripped open and it has been stapled. The poor dog has been psychologically damaged.
The owner has been given a special number which he has put on speed button on his mobile, he will ring this number if he sees the owners and the dog on the park.
Also two police people who walk their dogs regularly on the park are aware of what has happened and may be around to help if there are any more incidents.
This park is such an asset to the area and United Utilities are to be commended for giving us this lovely place, I hope we can all feel safe with the measures being taken.
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Reply posted by GA ... dated:04 June 2009
My son was sat in the garden and as we back onto the nature reserve he heard the dog and the owner screaming he said it was awful and very upsetting. I hope the dog is alright.
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Reply posted by marie ... dated:03 June 2009
I have frequently seen two young females, a young male and a dog of the same description outside the Spar shop at Woodsend and on the newly laid pavement near to the park. Could be the same ones?
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Reply posted by Joan ... dated:03 June 2009
I have heard before about there being a nasty dog going on the park. I always carry a Jiff lemon just in case - it doesn't hurt but sees the dog off, poor dog its such a shame it's been hurt.
Ninety nine per cent of dogs that go on there are lovely and have fun together. Morons are taking over the world!
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Reply posted by SteveJ ... dated:03 June 2009
Notice on the gate saying a dog required Vet treatment after it was attacked last night (Tuesday) by a Brindle Staffordbull Terrier accompanied by 2 young females and a young male.
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Reply posted by Billy ... dated:07 March 2009
David U
The reason the works treats Manchester's sewage is because it was built in 1894 as Manchester's sewage works. In the days when Davyhulme was just a few houses surrounded by meadows and fields. It was much later that housing estates were built next door to it.
The sewage from the Davyhulme area is treated at the works. The Davyhulme sewage flow has an inlet just inside the perimeter fence opposite the Bent Brook.
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Reply posted by DavidU ... dated:06 March 2009
"Imagine being told a boat was being named after you and then finding out its purpose!"

One might feel rather dropped on!!
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:06 March 2009
Imagine being told a boat was being named after you and then finding out its purpose!
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Reply posted by DavidU ... dated:05 March 2009
There was a fleet of ships taking sludge from the various sewage works alongside the Ship Canal to be dumped out in Liverpool bay.

Several names come to mind: Gilbert J Fowler, Consortium 1 (were there other consortia ships elsewhere?), Percy Dawson and the Mancunian owned by Manchester City council, whose sewage is treated at Davyhulme. (Our local stuff goes elsewhere).

Salford had a ship called Salford City (the name often being mispronounced!) which took sludge from their treatment works at Weaste.

The sludge now goes by pipeline to be treated at Sandon Dock in Liverpool and then disposed of from there.
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Reply posted by Phil ... dated:05 March 2009
There were 3 sludge boats, moored at Barton Locks as I recall. The Mancunian, the Gilbert J. Fowler and the Percy Dawson.
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Reply posted by ericj ... dated:05 March 2009
Stabilo, from memory there used to be a boat around this area that would be filled with Sewage waste and taken up the Canal to Liverpool and release the waste out at sea.

There is story that a family member used to be Captain of this ship known to all as the S*** Ship.
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Reply posted by Stabilo ... dated:05 March 2009
Just wondering, I went for a walk around here the other week and next to the canel there was what looks like an inlet and there are some very tall pipes coming out of the ground which look they they maybe move to go onto a boat, there are about 6 and they are blue and for the life of me I couldnt work out what they were for, I assume something to do with the ships which used to pass through there. Does anyone know what I mean and know what they are for??
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Reply posted by KeithA ... dated:12 July 2006
I visited the Nature Reserve recently on my electric mobility scooter, which won't go through the turnstile. The gates were locked, but the Ferryman has a key and will open the gates for you. If he's not around, just knock at the door of his cottage which is just by the gates. And you don't need to park on the road because there is a car park provided for visitor's cars.
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Reply posted by kelly ... dated:12 April 2005
Thanks for that. Thanks Chris for your hilarious illustration.
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Reply posted by Chris ... dated:10 April 2005
If it was a bank holiday it would be closed no one to open the gate I expect. You can park on the road but if you take a dog it takes practice to get them through the rotating gate which is always open.The best way is to train them to walk on their back legs then they can walk through!
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Reply posted by Ann.. ... dated:10 April 2005
The park's gates were locked because some kids took a motorcycle on there over the bank holiday weekend,I was told this by one of the local residents. I was still able to get in by using the revolving gates.
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Reply posted by Mike ... dated:09 April 2005
I presume you could phone United Utilities (I think it is their land) and they should be able to tell you why it was closed.
Or the BCTV office in Rivers Lane,(near the Retail Park) Katie Lowry may be able to help you.
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