EYE-CATCHING images of the Rotary Wheel in Tandle Hill Park have been captured from the skies thanks to a Shaw business.
Andy Czakow, Crompton and Royton Rotary Club President, explained the Club set up the photoshoot as they wanted to use images of the Wheel in their literature and banners.
“We struggled to find good quality pictures of the Wheel,” he said, “So we asked a local business called Flush Vision who use drones to take pictures of the Wheel.
“The weather was good so we met at Tandle Hill to fly the drone and take pictures and a video.
“We would like to thank Flush Vision for the professional manner in making sure we got the images we required, and they are high quality images.
“Flush Vision is a fully accredited com-pany with the CAA for flying drones.
“We would also like to thank Oldham Council for giving us permission to fly the drone.”
On the left are some pictures of the Wheel and you can see more on the Crompton and Royton Rotary Club’s Facebook page.
You can view a video of the wheel with views across the surrounding areas online at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CIyUZqAiOA
The Rotary Wheel is the largest in Europe and was completed as part of the celebration of 100 years of Rotary International in 2005.
It is 29 meters in diameter, with a 2-ton stone globe at its centre inscribed ‘Rotary the World Over’, and the aim was to plant around it a memorial forest with trees from Rotarians and local people.
And there is a time capsule with all the names of those who have planted trees, and the history of the project, buried at the centre which will be opened at the bicentenary of Rotary International.
The Rotary Club of Crompton and Royton carry out community work and also support a range of local and international charities and projects.
They meet at the Puckersley Inn every Wednesday lunchtime from 12.30pm-2pm, and their meetings include a range of interesting speakers.
For more information about the Club, visit their Facebook page / CromptonandRoytonRotary or call president Andy Czakow: 01706 840266.