Category Archives: Golcar

Stroud and surrounding valleys…….ee!, it could be West Yorkshire

A week ago I was down visiting a friend in Stroud, Gloucestershire for a well earned break after the stresses of the last nine months, buying and selling a house does nothing for personal stress levels. The weather was glorious, … Continue reading

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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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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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Fog comes to the Colne Valley

Yesterday I drove the thirty five miles to Manchester with the specific aim of getting my Pentax camera repaired. It was only on arriving in the city and parking up I realised I had put the wrong camera in my … 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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Culture of aspiration ………….and a culture of dependency, the difference between USA and UK

  The other evening I was watching a Jamie Oliver programme about his road trip to America which he made a few years ago. In this particular episode he was in New York and set out to find out about … Continue reading

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Canal side walk, Wellhouse to Milnsbridge

In keeping with my daily fitness regime (excuse me whilst I have a quiet laugh) I decided to walk from Wellhouse (a hamlet just across the valley) to Milnsbridge along the Huddersfield narrow canal. I set out to walk down … Continue reading

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West Yorkshires green and pleasant land…………..

There were times last winter when living in West Yorkshire was a very dispiriting and depressing affair. The rain seemed to go on month after month, permanent grey skies and to top it all it was usually very cold. Spring … 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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Reflections on water…………

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Slaithwaite (or “Slawit” to the locals) Break open the sparkling wine as the Handmade Bakery in Slaithwaite is open again after having to close for emergency repairs to the bakery floor. There have been riots … Continue reading

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