Monday, 4 August 2014

Hartshead Pike

Two views of Hartshead Pike which sits on the hill between Oldham and Tameside.  There's been a 'pike' or tower on the site for many generations.  It was used as a place where a beacon was lit to announce major events such as royal weddings - or the outbreak of war.

It's said that this young lady used to live in or around the pike.  A gypsy woman - she was said to have special powers and to live on a diet of roast hedgehog!