Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Bull Nosed Morris Cowley………….

Wandering through the village of Eyam in the Peak District last week I came across a beautiful old car parked in a driveway. I spent several minutes admiring the magnificent piece of engineering when the owner appeared with a friend. … Continue reading

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British taxpayers money goes to corrupt foreign regimes…….

  The ten most corrupt countries in the world have received £2.7 billion of British aid since David Cameron became Prime Minister, official figures show. During his premiership, the amount spent by the Department for International Development (DFID) in the … Continue reading

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Anti-semitism and the Mayor of London, nothing changes!

  The response in Pakistan to Sadiq Khan being elected  mayor of London. Note the subversive anti-Semitism in the poster, “millionaire jew” which seems to suggest that there is an undercurrent of hatred against jews and the Israeli nation. I … Continue reading

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‘Tis time to visit the bluebells again at Hardcastle Crags

Last year I visited Hardcastle Crags to photograph the bluebells but found that I had arrived about ten days too late to get them in their full glory. So not wanting to make the same mistake this year I went … Continue reading

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A very lucky young man visits East Lancs Railway…….

Last Friday I drove down to Ramsbottom Station to see if I could photograph the steam train that was running that day, my timing can go a bit awry as one can never legislate for the traffic on the M62 … Continue reading

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Cambridge and Oxford universities slip in world rankings

The UK has 10 universities in the top 100 of the world’s best when it comes to global reputation, but many have slipped down the rankings this year. Cambridge and Oxford remain in the top five, at fourth and fifth place … Continue reading

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Holme Moss circular tour…………

  Another beautiful day in West Yorkshire, blue skies and wispy white clouds but with a bracing breeze that meant it wasn’t T-shirt weather. I charged up the battery of my Pentax k50 and set out on a drive heading … Continue reading

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Images of Golcar and the Colne Valley

About a year ago a very good friend of mine gave me “temporary custody” of his Sony a65 Digital SLR with the instruction to make as much use of it as possible. I have used it several times but it … Continue reading

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Thomas the Tank Engine weekend………..

There are some things in life that every child should be introduced to at the very earliest age, and one of those is to travel on a steam train. Add value by making the train “Thomas the Tank Engine” and … Continue reading

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