A cool aerial video posted on the Remembering Heywood facebook page which I found today.
I just had to share it with you:
Published on 24 Jun 2013
Aerial video uploaded by Jefferson Lord, entitled “Monkey Town by Air“
Aerial video of Heywood, I will be adding more clips from the skycam ongoing weather permitting, most of this clip was shot at 5.30-7am in the morning so unfortunately the lighting isn’t ideal , video was made using a gopro3 camera on-board my quadcopter which is being flown by radio control. the video stream is fed back to me live as i fly so its almost like being in the flight deck of a real aircraft, the quadcopter has gps and the facility to return home to its takeoff point and land itself in the event of a problem.
You may wonder at the name “Monkey Town” and there have been several reasons behind that even going so far as saying that bar stool seats had holes in them so the Heywood monkeys could put their tails through them. But we believe the reality is that it may have once been referred to as “Heap Town” and because of the local accent it sounded more like “ape town” – hence the name Monkey Town.
And the triangular area marked in black on this photograph is where I used to live. My house was in the facing row where you can some of the houses painted white. That’s the back of the houses with the grassed area in the middle. The mill you can see in the left of the freeze frame are Mutual Mills made up from several buildings with a water lodge in the middle.
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