Category Archives: North of England

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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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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The sun’s out, head for the Dales!

Late on Monday afternoon this week I looked at the weather forecast for the coming five days and saw that “good weather” was forecast for the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire. So I phoned up a B&B we had once … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman……Oxenhope to Carlisle

“Some trains are born great Some achieve greatness And some have greatness thrust upon them”   It was Friday the 31 March 2017 at 6.45 when I left home to drive to Oxenhope in West Yorkshire to achieve a life ambition, … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman……..trial run to Oxenhope

On the 31 March 2017 I shall be making the trip from Oxenhope (West Yorkshire) to Carlisle via the Ribblehead Viaduct aboard the Flying Scotsman (had to remortgage the house to buy tickets)……..but as my mother used to say “there … Continue reading

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A tow path walk along the Huddersfield narrow canal…….from Wellhouse to Slaithwaite

Yesterday was a glorious day so I decided to walk from Wellhouse to Slaithwaite along the Huddersfield narrow canal, hopefully to take  a few good photographs along the way. En route I met holidaymakers on narrow boats, dog walkers, mothers … Continue reading

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“Not Vital”…….enigmatic Swiss artist at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

YSP presents the first major UK exhibition and largest museum project to date by the extraordinary and enigmatic Swiss artist, Not Vital. New works, specially developed for YSP’s indoor and open-air spaces, are shown alongside a selection drawn from the … Continue reading

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