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 Harecastle 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

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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