Category Archives: West Yorkshire

Autumn at the Sculpture park

Took myself off to the Yorkshire Sculpture park this morning was it was such a lovely day, albeit the remnants of Storm Ophelia (who the hell came up with the idea of giving bad weather names?) were still around in … 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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Golcar Lily Day 2017……….a village celebration

Yesterday was Golcar Lily Day in the village I live in here in West Yorkshire, perched on top of the Pennine Hills. So what is the story behind the villages association with “Lily?” ‘LILY’ has long been associated with the … 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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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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A recuperation walk along the canal on a beautiful morning……….

After a dose of what I think was Novovirus earlier in the week which confined me to bed for the best part of thirty-six hours, I began to feel better yesterday and managed to eat a little food. So after … Continue reading

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