Category Archives: North of England

Manchester………….lost its style!

  Last week I took a trip into Manchester by train from Cuddington in Cheshire, a journey time of just over one hour and ten minutes (I could probably have walked there quicker!). It is quite a pleasant journey through … Continue reading

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It doesn’t snow in Cheshire…………

Come to Cheshire they said, it is much warmer than cold and snowy West Yorkshire. Come to Cheshire they said, it virtually never snows here………….well I have news for you, it bloody well does. After living for 25 years on … 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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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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