Category Archives: Tourism

Macclesfield Silk Museum………a place to treasure

As part of my continuing exploration of the industrial heritage of Cheshire I decided to take in a visit to the Silk Museum at Macclesfield. I know it may not sound the most exciting of places to visit but sometimes … Continue reading

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Trip Adviser……..the organisation that likes to send begging e-mails!

Over the last several years I have contributed reviews to Trip Adviser about hotels, cities, restaurants and various other touristy things. Whilst I have some reservations about Trip Adviser  I worked on the principle that I would be as honest … 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 herons are back……………..

Clear blue sky this morning so shot down to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to try and get some decent photographs of the park. I was a shade too late to get the mist on the lake but managed to capture … Continue reading

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Early December morning at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

There are times when you sometimes take for granted the beauty of the landscape about you, and it is often when I visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park that this is brought home to me with real impact. With such a … 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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