Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

That Google ghost town? I grew up there

According to the Telegraph, the town appears on Google Maps in the middle of fields close to the M58 motorway, just south of Ormskirk. Actually, it appears about where the bottom of our garden was; we lived on Bold Lane and we had a long garden, a huge wood pile, a greenhouse with a shed built onto the side and behind that - you actually had to squeeze between the shed and the hedge, was a small summerhouse bower that I discovered when I was 11. Those green fields were the cow fields with the shortcut from the church to the station and the shop (Aughton was a hamlet, because although it had a church and a school it had no shop - and the school is now an old peoples home). Aughton Park is the new estate that dwarfs the original place... So, my childhood was spent in an imaginary place? Pretty much - though I got there through books.
Tags: maps, personal

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