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Stoodley Pike

Monday 23rd March 2020, 11.20am (day 3,133)

Stoodley Pike, 23/2/20

I did not have to go very far from my house to take this picture, and nor did I have to interact with anyone in order to do so. For all sorts of reasons, it makes me sad that I have to say these things at this time, but it’s where we’re at. Yet the world is still out there, folks.

Maybe I should have cropped the birds, but I left them there in the end.

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House view, Sunday afternoon

Sunday 15th October 2017, 2.55pm (day 2,243)

HB sunbeams, 15/10/17

The rather impressive topography of my home town hasn’t really had an outing on this blog for a while, but on another Sunday where not a great deal else happened, it can be permitted to save the day.

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View from Old Town

Sunday 28th August 2016, 2.50pm (day 1,830)

View from Old Town, 28/8/16

Moody skies are the linking feature of this weekend’s shots. Is it autumn already? Taken from the beer garden of the Hare and Hounds pub, and looking generally westwards.

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View over to Heptonstall

Sunday 27th March 2016, 12.40pm (day 1,676)

Horses and Heptonstall, 27/3/16

Easter Sunday, and my entry in the Cheesy Chocolate Box cover shot, 2016. The horses know.

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Pace Egg play

Friday 25th March 2016, 2.20pm (day 1,674)

Pace egg play, 25/3/16

The Pace Egg play is performed at various locations around Hebden Bridge each Good Friday. St. George defeats all challengers, there is death, rebirth, all that jazz. It dates back hundreds of years — ‘Pace’ comes from the Old English word for Easter. A troupe of actors perform it at Hepstonstall each year, and then this group from Calder High (Joe’s school) tour it round the villages with the help of a non-medieval blue van. I caught this performance in Luddenden in this Good Friday’s pleasant weather.

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Happy Moo Year

Friday 1st January 2016, 11.35am (day 1,590)

Cow above Hebden, 1/1/16

The first morning of 2016 was a rather chilly and grey one but it was still good to drag the family up a nearby hill and then buy them a pub lunch as compensation. Pic taken on the way round; the cow virtually demanding that I work on its close-ups.

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Handmade Parade 2015

Sunday 7th June 2015, 12.20pm (day 1,382)

Handmade parade, 7/6/15

You know the score by now I am sure, and in any case had a week’s advance notice of this year’s Handmade Parade in Hebden Bridge. The sun shone and a fine day was had by all.

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Evening view over Hebden Bridge

Monday 23rd March 2015, 5.15pm (day 1,306)

HB view, 23/3/15

A pleasant evening, though the barometer is falling steeply. This view of the town is taken from Keighley Road. Somehow the angle on the hill at the back looks wrong, but you can tell the camera is being held straight from the perpendiculars on the housing, so it must just be weird geography.

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Stoodley Pike monument

Saturday 19th April 2014, 1.15pm (day 968)

Stoodley Pike, 19/4/14

Erected in 1856, this replaced an earlier version which was destroyed by lightning, and commemorated the defeat of Napoleon. It is 120 feet (37m) tall and one can climb up to the top of the pedestal for an extensive view over the surrounding area. Something of a standard landscape shot in this vicinity, but despite 24 years’ living here between them, neither Clare nor Joe had been up there before, so on this Easter Saturday we rectified that.

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View from Midgley

Tuesday 17th December 2013, 10.50am (day 845)

Midgley, 17/12/13

Glorious day today. Had to go on a tedious errand to Halifax today but the weather was so nice that I took the opportunity to drive the scenic route home and capture the first real landscape shot to grace the blog for a while.

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