Tag Archives: Golcar

Images of Golcar and the Colne Valley

About a year ago a very good friend of mine gave me “temporary custody” of his Sony a65 Digital SLR with the instruction to make as much use of it as possible. I have used it several times but it … Continue reading

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Winter orange sky………………….

I have been working in my office (at home) and this afternoon has been grim with the weather. About 10 minutes ago I saw an orange light through the tiny window in my office door and went to have a … Continue reading

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Kirklees Council Refuse Collection Department………..a pat on the back!

Here is Huddersfield we have out food waste bins collected every two weeks by the local authority refuse collection department (or bin men as we called them in the old days). For the last several days the small cobbled street … Continue reading

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Flora and fauna of a Yorkshire village………………..

The village of Golcar in West Yorkshire is perched on top of the Pennine Hills and gets more than its fair share of bead weather in the winter. I have lost count of the number of times I have been … Continue reading

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New Camera, Nikon D5200 with Sigma 18 – 250 lens……………first trial run

Having recently been relieved of my Nikon D5100 by my daughter I decided to invest in the model that followed it the D5200. It came with a standard 18 – 55 lens which I always find restrictive, so I splashed … Continue reading

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A wander down the “ginnels” of Golcar

A warm afternoon so I decided to do a little tour of the “ginnels” of my home village of Golcar. For those of you who don’t know what a ginnel is, it is “a narrow passageway or alley often between terraced houses” … Continue reading

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Golcar Lily Day 2015

Today was Golcar Lily Day in my village and each year people come together to celebrate the day with music, street activities, a market and this year a miniature railway along with various other enjoyable activities. Golcar is a relatively … Continue reading

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Tour de Yorkshire comes to my backgate…………………

After the success last year of bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire the organisers decided to launch their own tour of the county in 2015, capitalising on the massive enthusiasm (and crowds) from last year. So I was extremely … Continue reading

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Is this the “face of 2015?”

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The above photograph was taken at sunrise over Golcar in West Yorkshire whilst the one below was taken mid-morning from the outskirts of Bury looking across to manchester

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