Monthly Archives: December 2016

The “Barnbow Lasses” exhibition at Leeds Industrial Museum

In my continuing search of the countries industrial heritage I made the short journey to Leeds today to explore the Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills. It is a museum of industrial heritage located in Armley, West Leeds, West Yorkshire … Continue reading

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King Arthur of Huddersfield………..

King Arthur’s legendary home and the site where he planned his war against Saxon invaders may finally have been uncovered – in Yorkshire. The legend of King Arthur and Camelot has been the subject of countless books and films but the … Continue reading

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A winter morning ramble at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Beautiful clear sky, temperature just above freezing point so it is obvious that this is the recipe for an early morning walk around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. So well wrapped up and with trusty camera in hand I set out … Continue reading

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Dave Duncan…… are a very kind and thoughtful man

  A crowdfunding appeal set up to help the family of the Polish driver who died in the Berlin terror attack has now passed £110,000. The fund was started by British trucker Dave Duncan from Otley, West Yorkshire and almost 7000 … Continue reading

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Foreign aid to most corrupt nations soars 30% in a year …… we go again!

Aid payments to the most corrupt countries soared by almost 30 per cent last year, despite warnings much of the cash could be squandered, stolen or seized by terrorists. Britain gave a total of £1.3billion to the 20 most corrupt nations … Continue reading

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“Hope not Hate” and “TellMAMA” groups up to the same old tricks of lying

A study into the claims made by left-wing group ‘Hope Not Hate‘ has found the organisation exaggerated “hate speech” claims by over 3000 per cent following the murder of Jo Cox MP. The Economist magazine investigated the claim by the group … Continue reading

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More “snowflake students”…….read and weep!

In recent months I have waxed lyrical about many of the pathetic “snowflakes” that seem to inhabit institutions of Higher Education, both in the UK and USA. I get tired of reading about the need for “safe spaces”, “trigger warnings” … Continue reading

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Early December morning at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

There are times when you sometimes take for granted the beauty of the landscape about you, and it is often when I visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park that this is brought home to me with real impact. With such a … Continue reading

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German Minister offends Saudi Arabia… well done to her!

  A German minister has refused to wear a hijab during a visit to Saudi Arabia – saying women should have the same right to choose their clothing as men.  Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen’s stand came a week … Continue reading

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Really British……and the usual response from the PC brigade (come in Michael Wright)

The owner of a shop in north London named ‘Really British’ has hit back at claims that his store, which stocks “quintessentially British items,” is racist. The shop, in Muswell Hill, opened to the public November 26 – and since … Continue reading

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