Monthly Archives: August 2014

20mph zone sign from Hull

They had a range of different images but I liked this one.  I don’t know if it makes motorists more likely to keep to 20, or just amuses them so they don’t get to angry at this restriction on their … Continue reading

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Culture and Beer

Last full day in Hull and we met Felicity and Nicola at Feren’s Art Gallery to see the ‘Curious Beast’ exhibition – animal prints from the British Museum. The exhibition includes satirical illustrations, mocking pomposity or making fun of royalty.  … Continue reading

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Beer sparkler or not to sparkle – a brief investigation

Walking around the old heart of Hull found a newish bar, a recreation of a long gone pub of which I was unaware – Star of the West.  Had a pint of a summer ale from the Wold Top Brewery … Continue reading

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The Gathering of the Stephensons – Tuesday 29th July, Cottingham

The short train journey from Hull to Cottingham should be about 8 minutes, but due to a breakdown, a long wait and a slow reverse back into Hull Paragon station, then a wait for the next train, it actually took … Continue reading

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Cleckheaton to Hull – Monday 28th July 2014

After a fourth breakfast in a row in their warm and sunny garden we took our leave of Graham and Viv and boarded the first of three buses that would get us to Hull by 2pm.  On the Leeds to … Continue reading

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More Cleckheaton times (27th July 2014)

We (Jackie and her old friends Graham and Vivien, and me) went to a nearby Hall called Bolling Hall on the edge of Bradford.  We arrived before it had opened so walked about a bit.  And so found a snail … Continue reading

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8 days in Yorkshire (is like a year in any other place)

The line in parentheses is a reference to a 10cc song, but it doesn’t matter if you don’t know it.  Meanwhile, in Cleckheaton, I went for a walk on Route 66.  Route 66 of the National Cycle Network, down to … Continue reading

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