Monthly Archives: July 2010

Yorkshire Sculpture Park 13th July 2010

Another bus from Wakefield Bus Station and here we are at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Entry is free, the food is great, the landscape terrific and there is art as well. I’ve always enjoyed Andy Goldsworthy’s stuff, especially the very … Continue reading

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Beers sampled on Yorkshire visit

Between the 9th and 15th July 2010 we visited friends in Cleckheaton and Wakefield, and so had the opportunity to try some local beers. On a trip to see Saltaire, Salts Mill and the Hockney connection we spotted a game … Continue reading

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The Church at Nostell Priory

A local bus from Wakefield took us to Nostell Priory, a fine National Trust property not open on the day of our visit. We walked the grounds and ended at the church, with a delighful sundial over the entrance porch. … Continue reading

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Lunch at Oakwell Hall, Birstall

This delightful sixteen century stone house is owned by Kirklees Council and is a succession of rewarding and exciting rooms and features, all set up as it might have been in the 17th century. Visit the virtual tour on the … Continue reading

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Cleckheaton adventures by Mr Men bus

Cleckheaton and the immediate area has a published ‘Trail of Fame’ complete with metal plaques set in the pavement at the 44 separate famous locations. It is perhaps telling that the best known name is Roger Hargreaves, creator first of … Continue reading

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What were those Romans thinking about

Saturday 3rd July saw us preparing to leave the Isle of Wight, but fitting in a final visit to Brading Roman Villa. In the main room of the villa all four seasons were represented in mosaics. Winter shows the self-castrated … Continue reading

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Treeclimbing with Goodleaf, Isle of Wight

On friday 2nd july Steve and I took a bus and walk to a field between Newport and East Cowes where we found a tree bedecked with ropes. After some instruction and being fitted with hardhats and harnesses we found … Continue reading

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