Journeying through the picture-perfect Pennines

We're a little distance away now from where this post's pictures were taken - but I'm sure you'll enjoy them. In fact today, Wednesday 27th August, Barry's aboard Areandare near the northern entrance of the┬áHarecastle Tunnel, while I'm with my eldest daughter in Malpas, Cheshire for a week, celebrating her birthday. Hudddersfield Narrow Canal For … Continue reading Journeying through the picture-perfect Pennines

Additional sights from Huddersfield – my dad’s birth town

I published post a few weeks ago about the very emotional day out we had visiting my father's birthplace, and unexpectedly my great-grandfather, great-grandmother and uncle's grave - single, not plural, I haven't made a mistake (click here if you didn't read it). At that time, I didn't have access to Barry's views of the … Continue reading Additional sights from Huddersfield – my dad’s birth town

Reflections from Brighouse to Huddersfield

I'm betting you're thinking "You''re a little out of synch Sandra!" from the title of this post - and you'd be right! We're actually currently moored in marvellous Marple, and Barry's trading here opposite the services for a couple of days. We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to Melina (hope the spelling's correct?) … Continue reading Reflections from Brighouse to Huddersfield

Uncovering hidden history in Huddersfield

I'd never really been terribly interested in family history until I lived in New Zealand for nine months in 2001/02. There I became familiar with the term 'whakapapa', and longed to learn more about my own blood-line. "Papa" is anything broad, flat and hard such as a flat rock, a slab or a board. "Whakapapa" … Continue reading Uncovering hidden history in Huddersfield