Postcards of Holywell Dene
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Holywell Dene is a narrow strip of woodland which follows the course of  the Seaton Burn for over 6 kilometres from Seghill in the  West, to Seaton Sluice in the East.  It has been used for recreation since the Victorian era and features on a number of postcards from the early part of the 20th century.  For a link to the Friends of Holywell Dene website, see the links page.

Postcard Holywell Dene and Footbridge

Photograph of Footbridge Holywell Dene 210109
This postcard which was posted in 1904 shows one of the footbridges which cross Seaton Burn.

A photograph taken from a similar position in January 2009.  Some of the trees at the left may be the same ones depicted in the postcard.
PC Holywell Dene Water Tunnel

Photograph Holywell Dene Tunnel 210109
This postcard, postmarked 1928 shows Seaton Burn flowing through the tunnel where the burn crosses the path of the old wagonway.

A photograph taken from a similar viewpoint in January 2009.
Postcard Holywell Dene and Footbridge

Photograph Footbridge Holywell Dene 040309
This postcard, which has no postmark, shows another footbridge which crosses the burn.

A photograph from a similar viewpoint taken in March 2009.
Postcard Holywell Dene Waterfall

Photograph The Waterfall Holywell Dene 210109
This postcard dated January 1915 shows the small waterfall in the dene.

A photograph from a similar viewpoint taken in January 2009.  The waterfall still exists but the small dam has long since gone.
Postcard Stone Bridge Holywell Dene

Photograph Stone Bridge Holywell Dene 121108
Postcard of the stone bridge over Denton Burn at Crow Hall Farm.  Published by Frith & Co.  Date unknown.

Photograph of the stone bridge taken from a similar viewpoint in November 2008.  Due to limited access to the south bank of the burn it is difficult to reach the exact viewpoint but this is approximately correct.
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