Category Archives: Industrial Heritage

Port Sunlight……..one philanthropic industrialists vision

William Hesketh Lever (later Viscount Leverhulme) built Port Sunlight to house the workers at his soap factory, Lever Brothers, which eventually became the global giant, Unilever. The village holds a unique place in the history of urban planning and represents … Continue reading

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Marsden Jazz festival is sidelined for a visit to Standedge Tunnel and a boat trip!

Today was the final day of the Marsden Jazz festival here in West Yorkshire. Marsden is tucked at the foot of the Pennine Hills and as such suffers from very variable weather. Yesterday was grey, grim and raining but today … Continue reading

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Hardcastle Crags………a farewell walk

This morning I visited one of my favourite walking places (second only to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park), namely Hardcastle Crags, just north of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. It was a little damp and overcast when I arrived, but undeterred … Continue reading

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The Great Canal Walk…………..

Today I completed the last part of my episodic walk along the canal stretching from Brighouse in West Yorkshire to Rochdale in Greater Manchester (but it is Lancashire really!), a total distance of a shade under thirty miles. The various … Continue reading

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Canal Walk, Todmorden to Littleborough……………

  I had taken a break from my canal walks of late, but I thought that with the improved weather it was time to resume them. The next stage was Todmordern to Littleborough, a distance of just 6 miles, setting … Continue reading

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Ambulance Trains of the First World War

Today I visited the National Railway Museum in York and spent quite a bit of time looking at the display featuring the Ambulance Trains of the first world war. This was not something I was aware of and certainly opened … 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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