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Mon  15 Oct 2018
The towpath on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Whittle Springs, Whittle-le-Woods is one of my favourite walks. Especially after dark when the house lights reflect in the canal.

Sat  13 Oct 2018
A dark and rainy morning with the addition of streetlights can transform daylight views into something completely different.

Factory Lane, Whittle-le-Woods

Gate to the War Memorial

A rainy Horrobin Lane, Rivington

Evening walk along the canal towpath near Town Lane

Waterhouse Green, Whittle-le-Woods
Thu  11 Oct 2018
In March the Hartside Top Cafe burn down. While on my way home froma  walk near Alson, Cumbria I stopped to have a look

Hartside Top Cafe

Burnt out shell

Burnt out interior

The cafe in the 1940s
Wed  10 Oct 2018

Drove to Gargrave with bike. Parked car then cycled via Kilnsey, Littondale, Arncliffe and Malham. Lots of people around in Malham.

Kilnsey Crag 
Tue  09 Oct 2018
My cousin Doreen did a talk about Sir Henry Tate at the Chorley Historical Society meeting this evening. She also brought some old magazines from around 100 years ago. The Illustrated London News of 11 Dec 1926 had some interesting illustrations of a car modification to a tracked vehicle and also a one man tank.

Sun 07  Oct 2018
Drove to Gargrave for short walk along canal and through village. Called at coffee do in the Village Hall.

Window view in Gargrave

Gargrave Village Hall

Gargrave Village Hall

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal - digitally modified.

Artistic wall
Sat 06  Oct 2018
A huge thank to the Hesketh Bank Silver Band who entertained us in the Whittle-le-Woods Village Hall last night (Sat 06 Oct 2018). You canít beat a live brass band and their selection of musical pieces varied from classical to modern. I was particularly impressed with their arrangement of "9 to 5", originally written and recorded by Dolly Parton and used for the 1980 Film of the same name.

Hesketh Bank Silver Band


Carver Bridge 
Early afternoon bike ride via Hoghton Bottoms to Potter lane then over the rebuilt Carver Footbridge at Coupe Green which cost £500,000 to replace. The original was washed away in the December 2015 floods.
The new bridge was built by Lancashire County Council's in-house team and made from hardwood which lasts for around 50 years before it needs replacing. It was re-opened in Aug 2017.
Fri  05 Oct 2018

A misty and rainy walk from White Coppice to Jacks hut Great Hill for lunchtime butties.

Misty passing Drinkwaters Ruins
Thu 04  Oct 2018
Digitising some old colour transparencies of my cousin Pat's wedding in 1978 at the unitarian Chapel Park St Chorley

Unitarian Chapel

Cousin Pat

Irvine and Pat

On the right is Irvine Rawcliffe and Pat with the Minister Duncan Wilson who died in 1973

Taken in Alum Pot, Yorkshire. In the photo is Keith Lewis nad Pete Seed.
Digitised from a 5*4 negative.
Wed  03  Oct 2018
A misty walk up the steep west face of Grasmoor, Cumbria.
Mon 01  Oct 2018
I was away over the weekend so missed seeing some of the Whittle-le-Woods Scarecrow displays as the event finished on Sunday 30 Sep 2018. I had a wander round the village on Monday lunchtime 1st Oct to see those that were still on display. Unfortunately some had already been taken down.

Scout Hut, Chorley Old Road 

Scout Hut, Chorley Old Road

Scout Hut, Chorley Old Road

Scout Hut, Chorley Old Road 

Ladies who lunch, Chorley Old Road

Hill Top Lane

Church Hill allotments

At opticians for my eye tests and while there had an OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scan which is an extra test and has to be paid for but I think the £35 cost is worth it.
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