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Wed  31 Oct 2018
Walking in Scotland to the summit of Meall nan Tarmachar (Hill of the ptarmigans) 1,044m (3,425ft) and thought the altitude and temperature profiles recorded by my gps unit looked interesting. The higher you go the colder it gets.

Meall nan Tarmachar

Fixing the path

Mon  29 Oct 2018

Glendevon Reservoir Scotland
Sun  28 Oct 2018
Revisited The Hoffman Kiln north of Settle.

Kiln interior

The kiln used to work continuously
Fri  26 Oct 2018

Paved with gold. The leafy path along the A6 Preston Rd by the War Memorial, Whittle-le-Woods
Thu  25 Oct 2018
A lunchtime walk to the old stone bridge over the River Lostock below the canal viaduct to check the EABM Environment Agency Bench Mark which I photographed in June 2007

The bridge


The bridge parapet in June 2007

The EABM in June 2007
Wed  24 Oct 2018

The road between Nenthead and Weardale
Sat  20 Oct 2018

Morning walk around Malham Tarn

Evening cycle ride through the lanes of Brindle. This photo is the M65 from Marsh Lane Bridge
Fri  19 Oct 2018
A lunchtime walk towards Great Hill from White Coppice. The main reason was a picnic lunch of sandwiches

Thu  18 Oct 2018
Drove to car park near Malham Tarn and enjoyed warm sunny ride via Arncliffe, Littondale and Grassington


Wed  17 Oct 2018
Revisited Weardale, Co. Durham and High Rigg Farm 5 years after my first visit

High Rigg Farm

High Rigg Farm interior today

High Rigg Farm interior 24 Dec 2013
Tue  16 Oct 2018
Out on a cycle ride via Fulwood and Chorley. Called to see the old Windmill on Craggs Row of Moor Lane, Preston. Built out of red brick in 1760. After the sails were removed in the 1880s and its flour grinding days were over it was put to various uses including an overflow prison, piano workshop, garage, cinema (during the second world war) and a merchantís storage warehouse.

Preston Windmill

Busy market day in Chorley.
Mon  15 Oct 2018
Evening cycle ride to Brindle Historical Society and saw this sunset across the pond at High Cop Farm

Sun  14 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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