Union Beyond Hope

When you build a town on a hillside, steps become a way of life. Even when the front door faces out at street level, the back door might leave you in near earth orbit. These strong stone steps were on Union Street, Halifax, forty years ago - and they are still there today. Countless bags … Continue reading Union Beyond Hope

Culture And Chips

We had guests staying for the weekend and it was a privilege to show them a little of what this area has to offer: a sunny day in Haworth; the magnificent Cliffe Castle in Keighley; fish and chips at Blakeleys in Brighouse; browsing for books at Waterstones in the Wool Exchange, Bradford; admiring the windows … Continue reading Culture And Chips

Fowlers’ Cards : This, That, And The Clans Of Scotland

Not all of the vintage postcards in my Great Uncle Fowler Beanland's collection are pictures of northern towns, moors, and glens. Like all collectors, Fowler cast his net wide, and exchanged cards with fellow enthusiasts. This particular card came from Scotland and is one of several in the collection which depict the tartans of the … Continue reading Fowlers’ Cards : This, That, And The Clans Of Scotland