Category Archives: Colne Valley

Golcar Lily Day 2017……….a village celebration

Yesterday was Golcar Lily Day in the village I live in here in West Yorkshire, perched on top of the Pennine Hills. So what is the story behind the villages association with “Lily?” ‘LILY’ has long been associated with the … Continue reading

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Bluebells along the canal………….

  The weather forecast for today was grey skies, overcast with possibly a hint of rain, as it turned out it was blue skies with cotton wool clouds and a bit of a breeze. So taking advantage of the weather … Continue reading

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The Carding Shed…….cafe extraordinaire!

Today I was taken to what is the most unusual cafe that I think I have ever been in. Tucked away down a dirt track in the little hamlet of Hepworth a few miles outside of Huddersfield and close to … Continue reading

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Don’t have staff to detect crime…….but West Yorkshire police send two officers to conduct reading lesson at Waterstones bookshop!

Policing in Britain is in a “potentially perious” state with tens of thousands of suspects of crime roaming free in the community, a damning report has found. The policing watchdog has issued an unprecedented warning about the shortage of detectives and … Continue reading

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A recuperation walk along the canal on a beautiful morning……….

After a dose of what I think was Novovirus earlier in the week which confined me to bed for the best part of thirty-six hours, I began to feel better yesterday and managed to eat a little food. So after … Continue reading

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Autumn Colours………wandering to Slaithwate

A mild day and the sun was was out, so a short walk from Wellhouse to Slaithwaite was in order this morning. So with camera in hand I set off along the muddy track alongside the narrow canal. Because the weather … Continue reading

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Canal wives and their Sunday best at the Brighouse Festival 2016

I have visited the Brighouse Festival during the last couple of days and as usual the organisers have done the town proud. The centre of the small town was cordoned off so that market stalls could be set up and … Continue reading

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