The Balloon Man
By David Golden
Published: August 21, 2013.
About seven miles north of Manchester, England, there is a small valley known as Daisy Nook.
The valley is about a mile long and half a mile wide with steep, wooded sides, descending into grassland. There is a shallow river which snakes its way through the valley and one road which seems to plunge into the valley on one side and fights its way out the other.