Category Archives: Tradition

Cheese Rolling Contest 2017

This is the real reason that we in the UK chose to leave the EU. They were threatening to outlaw the traditional annual “cheese rolling” contest on “elf n’ safety” grounds and that the race did not conform to EU … Continue reading

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The “Barnbow Lasses” exhibition at Leeds Industrial Museum

In my continuing search of the countries industrial heritage I made the short journey to Leeds today to explore the Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills. It is a museum of industrial heritage located in Armley, West Leeds, West Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Flying visit to Ramsbottom railway station………

As the weather was fine today I had a quick look at the time-table for the East Lancashire Railway and found that the steam train was running. So, camera in hand I legged it to the car and drove along … Continue reading

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Whats a little bit of flooding to true Yorkshiremen

After the outside of their pub flooded in Leeds, there was only one thing to do for John Kelly and Steve Holt… Embrace the rain, get wet and have a pint.   “The water came in pretty quickly and pretty heavily … Continue reading

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Glorious Gloucestershire……and a wonderful Stroud Market

Stroud is a market town in Gloucestershire, and it is the main town in Stroud District. Situated below the western  escarpment of the Cotswold Hills  at the meeting point of the Five Valleys, the town is noted for its steep streets, independent … Continue reading

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Female Orchestral Conductors and the “glass ceiling” (or should that be cast iron ceiling?)

Last week I received my annual free 7-day access ticket for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestral concerts for the 2015/16 season that are broadcast live on the internet. Along with this came a very nice brochure showing the full programmes for … Continue reading

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Annual “cheese rolling” contest……….a Great British wacky tradition!

It turns out some people will do anything to win some cheese – as competitors at the annual cheese rolling at Cooper’s Hill near Brockworth in Gloucestershire proved this afternoon. Crowds gathered for the event, which takes place on the … Continue reading

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