Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Timelapse Equipment Testing

We did a little test video today in not-so sunny St Helens and thought it would be good share. ENGAGE is planning to use a lot more of this image capture in the near future.  Interesting effect.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

A Stones (or Needles) Throw from the Trans Pennine Trail

I suppose It's something that many would call a little 'sad', but I do enjoy having a good look at an OS map.  I particularly appreciate it when I come across something close to home that I had no idea about - The Holy Well of St Helen, Sefton.  A stones (or needles) throw away from the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN 62) between Jubilee Wood and the beginning of the Cheshire Lines path on the edge of Maghull.

The prominent church of St Helen, Sefton gives a good point for visual direction finding.  Take care traveling from the Trail along Bridges Lane turning right onto Lunt Road.  Pass the church and continue approximately 100 yards beyond 'The Punchbowl' public house.  The Holy Well of St Helen is located on the Left side of the road among the trees.

The ice cold waters of the well were reputed to be beneficial to the ailments of rheumatism, aches, pains and weakness of the nerves.  In more recent times, the well had become more of a wishing well by 'young folk'.  Throwing a pin into the water... if the pin could be seen at the bottom of the well, a favourable outcome was likely in the marriage of the young couple.(Ref:

Unfortunately for those 'Young' people wishing to try their hand at this local custom, the well is now capped off.  It does however remain a sacred spot for the local congregation of the area.  Although located on a fairly busy road, the well offers a tranquil point of interest to visit and, The Punchbowl pub serves food for the opportune break from your travels. (

Photographs J.Callaghan

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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Stray from the Trail - Crosby Beach, Sefton.

Situated approximately 6 miles north of Liverpool and 15 miles south of Southport, the Crosby Coastline offers a break off point to visit from the Trans Pennine Trail. The beach is more recently noted for Antony Gormleys art installation 'Another Place'… 100 cast iron figures facing out to sea and spread along the 3km shore. It is also rumored that the artist Turner visited this coastline in order to observe the area and perhaps some of the many spectacular sunsets that one can experience.

Well placed as part of cycle route 810, Crosby Beach provides an open landscape with distant views of the Liverpool skyline, New Brighton and on a clear day, the rolling mountains of North Wales. In an unsheltered position looking outward to the Irish Sea, the encroaching weather plays its part in transforming this land and seascape from sun-soaked to an often majestic, fogged white-out. The many features of this ever changing scene enables a wealth of opportunity for the intrepid photographer or adventurous wanderer...Well worth a visit.

Photographs J.Callaghan
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015


ENGAGE the Trail has been busy recently updating its social networking platforms so, if you haven't already, please 'Like', 'Follow' and 'Share'.  Thank you for your continued interest in the project. ...Updates coming soon!