From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 07:04:28 -0800 Fwd Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 16:31:00 -0500 Subject: 'Flying Saucer' In The Hills Source: The Manchester News - UK http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/news/stories/Detail_LinkStory=3D82484.html 'Flying Saucer' In The Hills Friday, 27th February 2004 Is it a halo or a flying saucer? Whatever way you look at plans for a massive monument for Rossendale - just unveiled - it will certainly be a dominant feature of the skyline to visitors approaching the Valley. The intention is that the circular steel mesh creation will be lit from underneath to make it appear as if it is hovering above the hillside gateway into Rossendale at Top o' Slate above Haslingden. It has been called the Halo by its designer, John Kennedy, of Tockholes, near Darwen, but is more likely to be dubbed the flying saucer, especially as Rossendale is part of "UFO alley" because of sightings. John is planning to have his Halo - 20 metres in diameter - standing five metres off the ground on a tripod. The cost, in the region of =A350,000, will be met by the North West Development Agency and the East Lancashire Partnership. His design was chosen from 188 ideas in a competition. Other East Lancashire landmarks were his inspiration, among them Darwen Tower, which had the appearance of a comic strip "Flash Gordon" rocket. And he admitted that the idea of a UFO was in his mind. What do you think of the Halo?
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