Category Archives: History

What did you do in Madrid……….oh; I went to visit Cementerio de La Almudina

On the trip from the airport to the centre of Madrid recently, I spotted an enormous cemetery (bigger than anything I have ever seen before) and thought that it might be worth a visit. I know that may sound a … Continue reading

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A quiet day in Toledo………….or so we thought!

  Before our trip to Madrid numerous friends had said, “you must visit Toledo but go during the week when there are less tourists and it is easier to move around.” So heeding this advice we decided to go on … 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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Bonfire night…………and a visit by aliens

Fireworks can be seen all over France every July 14th as the nation celebrates Bastille Day. Across the USA some ten days earlier on the 4th July, Americans celebrate their Independence Day. In Britain the words of a children’s nursery … Continue reading

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Autumnal colours…….at Hardcastle Crags

After my recent rainswept experience of Vilnius, it was nice to see some autumn sun here in West Yorkshire and all the more reason to take off for Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge. Entering the National Trust property you are … Continue reading

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Skipton……….gateway to the Yorkshire Dales (and a cracking farm shop)

The route of the Leeds – Liverpool Canal As it was such a lovely day last Monday I set off to visit Skipton with the primary aim of taking a walk along the Leeds – Liverpool canal as well as photographing … Continue reading

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Discovery of secret tunnel at Ponar, Vilnius, Lithuania

A tunnel in Lithuania used by Jews to escape the Nazis during World War II has been uncovered by an international research team. The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery on Wednesday in a statement. The tunnel used by the prisoners … Continue reading

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