On Wednesday 30 June 2010, my PR Theresa Cutts and I visited the main real life locations that inspired my writing Anne Droyd and Century Lodge, with the intention of making a little documentary film.
We went to "Brickie Lodge", "Devil's End" and the coal wasteland at Mosley Common in Tyledsley, Greater Manchester; then to the disused railway embankment and the site of the air raid shelter den in Walkden; and finally to Century Lodge itself in New Bury, Farnworth, near Bolton.
When we reviewed our recordings at the end of the day, we found that a tiny insect had landed on the lense during one of the sequences and it looked as though it was crawling up my nose! Thankfully we were able to re-shoot that bit the following afternoon.
Once the film has been edited together, we will upload it to YouTube.
In the meantime, here is a new publicity photo taken at the mill lodge.