Category Archives: British

Marsden Cuckoo Day 2017……..northern eccentricity at its very best!

The Cuckoo Festival takes place in the village of Marsden, several miles outside Huddersfield (on the A62 to Oldham) every April and it has become an important event in recent years. According to tradition, the people of Marsden noticed that … Continue reading

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Ah, those racist and xenophobic British……….well perhaps not!

A trucker who raised nearly £200,000 for relatives of the driver killed in the Berlin Christmas market attack is to be thanked by the Polish ambassador at a ceremony in London. Dave Duncan, from Otley, set up a crowdfunding campaign to … Continue reading

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Dave Duncan……..you 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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York…….home to a splendid railway station, National Railway Museum, not to mention an imposing cathedral

  A lovely autumn day last week called for a visit to the city of York and all that it has to offer. The train from Huddersfield takes about forty-five minutes and delivers you to one of the finest railway … Continue reading

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An icon returns to Bury…….

  Earlier in the year I went to see the Flying Scotsman steam train when it was doing trial runs between Bury and Rawtenstall, along with several thousand other enthusiasts. Since then it has been on a “tour of Britain” … Continue reading

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Canal Walks…….Hebden Bridge to Todmorden

With glorious weather forecast for today I decided to continue with my exploration of the canal paths of West Yorkshire. Todays walk (number four in the series) would be from Hebden Bridge to Todmorden (which can never make its mind … Continue reading

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Battle of the Somme – in honour of all who fought, died and those who survived the carnage

A vigil is being maintained at the Thiepval Memorial, to mark the moment troops first went into battle on 1 July. This is the memorial that the England football team couldn’t be bothered to visit as the journey would have … Continue reading

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