Tag Archives: Yorkshire

The Piece Hall

Monday 8th October 2018, 6.10pm (day 2,601)

Piece Hall, 8/10/18

Halifax’s Piece Hall was built in 1779 and was originally a textile market. It reopened last year after a very expensive restoration project, and certainly is a very smart place now: at the same time it has lost its old ramshackle appeal. Maybe there’s no way of keeping both. It’s not an easy place to photograph from ground level without getting the perpendiculars askew, but I did my best here.

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Bradford City Hall

Wednesday 21st February 2018, 6.00pm (day 2,372)

Bradford City Hall, 21/2/18

Well, the clock’s a bit blurry but you can see I have the time right, at least. In Bradford today at the start of a much-needed, half-term, half-week break from work, to see War Horse at the theatre, which as a visual feast, at least, was stupendous: but no photos allowed of that I’m afraid, so the grand City Hall will have to do. It’s at least nice that they have finished off Bradford (in a good way) after about a decade of stalled building works left the place looking as much of a bomb site as it did in 1945.

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Cober Hill

Wednesday 15th November 2017, 8.35am (day 2,274)

Cober Hill, 15/11/17

Venue for our conference, which ended today, Cober Hill was built as a private house by some rich Victorian nob, but in 1920 was bought by the Rowntree Foundation and has been a venue for educational, residential courses and conferences ever since. And a fine venue it was, too. Why can’t more conferences be held in some nice house out in the country somewhere? Far more inspirational than some pokey rooms up on the third floor of some anonymous campus building somewhere. Good move on behalf of the organisers if you ask me.

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Making the wind

Thursday 22nd December 2016, 11.00am (day 1,946)

Wind farm, 22/12/16

“All wind is made by wind farms.” (From Andy Riley, Great Lies to Tell Small Kids)

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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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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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Coverdale

Sunday 4th October 2015, 2.05pm (day 1,501)

Coverdale, 4/10/15

It is nearly 24 years since I turned up one evening in Yorkshire (10th October 1991) on the assumption it would be another temporary stay. I’m still there. There are reasons for this.

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Abandoned farm

Tuesday 21st July 2015, 11.25am (day 1,426)

Clough Head Farm, 21/7/15

Estate agents would describe this as ‘in a highly desirable location with a world-class view, but in need of renovation and lacking certain amenities’. In other words it isn’t on a road and doesn’t have mains anything, which is probably why it’s been abandoned for many years. This is Clough Head Farm, off the Widdop road above Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge. I’m still in training for the walk I will begin a week from today.

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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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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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