Clock That Face

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Addingham church at opening time (for the pubs that was!)

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To change the hands on this clock at Ingleton you need to shin up the drain pipe.

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Horological Tempus Fugiting in Leeds above Dysons

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Clock on at the old engineering works that made printing machines in Otley from the Wharfedale to the Falcon.

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Time for Christmas Lights

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Shipley market square clock – they are both square

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Beeston and Holbeck Graves

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Beeston has a couple of old grave yards that are sadly being damaged as head stones fall or are vandalised.
From St Mary’s churchyard go down Wesley Street and follow the grave yard contour to walk along an old right of way crossing Sunnyview Gardens to Beggars Hill.
Turn right down Noster Terrace (of Pater Noster fame) following along and round the wall of Holbeck cemetery.
At the entrance go up to the war memorial then towards the imposing gates and lodgehouse.

Just past these gates is a large tomb and Grade II listed monument of the Marsden family. Henry Rowland Marsden was born in ‘Holbeck, Leeds in 1823 of poor parents, and began to work in a local mill at the age of 10, becoming an engineering apprentice at 15.
In 1848 H R Marsden emigrated to the USA where he made a successful career in mechanical engineering and returned a wealthy man. In 1862 he set up a factory for patent stone-crushing machinery to take advantage of the demand at that time for road building. He received numerous medals and honours for this and other inventions, is credited with founding the Leeds Music Festival in 1874 and was Mayor of Leeds 1874-5.’ He died at what we now think of as the young age of 53.

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On the wall furthest from Beeston there are serried ranks of similar grave stones that mark the communal graves of paupers from the late 19th and early 20th century.

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There are several fine old trees that give a sense or permanence to the grave yard and memorials. After this less than cheerful stroll, cross the Beeston Road and walk through the 44 acres of Cross Flatts. (The houses are back to backs not flats. ed.)

Source Footpaths of Leeds Hilary & Peter Dyson and wikipedia

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Market Days – Dales and Moors

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Markets in the Dales

Monday
Boroughbridge, Kirkby Stephen, Pickering, Selby, Scarborough, Skipton, Thirsk

Tuesday
Bedale, Hawes, Kirkby Lonsdale, Richmond (indoor), Scarborough, Settle, Whitby

Wednesday
Knaresborough, Kirkbymoorside, Masham, Northallerton, Scarborough, Sedbergh, Skipton, Barnard Castle

Thursday

Guisborough, Kirkby Lonsdale, Richmond (indoor), Ripon, Scarborough, Tadcaster, Wetherby

Friday
Appleby, Easingwold, Helmsley, Leyburn, Reeth, Richmond, Scarborough, Skipton, Stokesley

Saturday
Appleby, Guisborough, Malton, Masham, Northallerton, Richmond, Selby, Scarborough, Thirsk, Whitby

Skipton Market Days are from 9am – 5pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday including Bank Holiday Mondays and Easter Friday.

North Yorkshire Moors Area

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Otley Chevin’s Surprise View

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As you trudge through the snow from the Royalty Pub on York Gate you reach one of the sights of Yorkshire. ‘Surprise View’  a site and sight that must have inspired generations since the neolithic man first ventured into Yorkshire.

There are neolithic bones rescued from the gravel pits down in the Wharfe valley that have been preserved and stored in Otley Museum. Currently they are not on display as political posturing and pathetic pecuniary performance has closed the museum (for years) and only the  archives are accessible.

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This is the view from Surprise View at the crest of the ridge north to York, Pateley Bridge and the dales beyond. Any early version of Google maps satellite.

There is a cairn and graphic displaying the key sites you can observe on a clear day, all the better viewing with a bit of snow relection.

At Easter this is the location for the erection of the large 40′ wooden cross that can be seen for miles from the valley and slopes below.

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Rough and Tough Yorkshire Guide

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When I saw the title to this book I wondered which Guide had been chosen as the rough one. See 100 years of Girl Guides.

The Rough Guide in question claims to be the first comprehensive guide to Yorkshire, England’s largest county. Well to be comprehensive it needs to be a darn sight thicker than it appears to be. Available from amazon to order now their blurb runs ‘….It includes comprehensive coverage of the county, from the ruggedly beautiful Dales and Moors and magnificent North Sea coast, historic York to the multi-cultural cities of Leeds and Sheffield, the resurgent port of Hull to all the market towns and rural villages in between. Take your pick of great stately homes to visit, of cathedrals and churches and monastic ruins, of steam railways and seaside resorts, of world-class historical and industrial museums, of hotels and places where you can consume good Yorkshire food and ale.
Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of the region, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make this your ultimate travelling companion to Yorkshire. Whether you’re on holiday, on business, visiting family and friends or just passing through – even if you’ve lived in Yorkshire all your life – The Rough Guide to Yorkshire will ensure that you don’t miss a thing.’

I think the blurb totally misses the point. Yorkshire gets under your skin you are not expected to ‘get under the regions skin’ in your lifetime.

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Taken T’Cleaners

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What does the phrase taken to the cleaners really mean? One version is ‘Relived of one’s money or aspirations, perhaps by flimflam; easily bested.’ Since the 19th century people have been cleaned out or stripped of there assets by gambling or dishonesty.
The advent of professional dry cleaners brought about a modernization of the earlier phrase ‘cleaned out’.
Of course the Australian cricket team were taken to the cleaners on the recent ashes tour and that is nothing to do with brass or getting green grass stains out of ‘whites’.

Abbey Glen Ltd has been an established, business to business, textile rental operator for over 100 years. The original laundry site was based in Sheffield at the turn of the last century, however, after considerable investment and technical advancement it now operates from more modern sites in Doncaster and Worksop. It is good to see they are still successfully thriving after over 100 years in the industry. This picture shows them moving laundry from the dales back down to Sheffield.

The mill chimney unlike so many soot encrusted chimneys has not suffered the indignity of sandblasting. It is a non-PC black with red trim.

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Hag Farm Dales Way Wharfedale

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What crops are grown on the Dales way Leeds link?
Hag Farm in Burley in Wharfedale shows off the best crop of rusty old equipment you will see this side of Bowness. Walk down Bleachmill Lane and across a couple of styles to see farming Hag style!

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Like many other farmers they seem to have produced a good crop of black plastic for the last few years. I was interested to see the large diameter cylinders have been replaced by a new cube shaped bales. Now farmers will be able to stack them higher.
One of the great beauties of the dales landscapes is the old barns dotted up the valleys. I know it is too idealistic to expect them to still be used for storage of animals winter feed but who will wonder at old plastic bales in the decades and centuries to come?

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Another good modern crop is of tyres found in great quantity on several spots at Hag Farm. At first I thought it may be the spare tyres the dales walkers are trying to work off. Then I realised the idea was to make spare tyres invisible – not at all what is happening.

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Burley in Wharfedale publish several walks that pass Hag Farm link.
After your walk you may be fancying refreshing ice cream, drink, sweets or ice lolly. Well it is not only the ice cream that is flaky.

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Malham Cove Photos

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By: Mr Numb, Flickr

Malham Cove is a natural limestone formation north of the village of Malham, North Yorkshire, England. A popular beauty spot within the Yorkshire Dales, it is a large, curved limestone cliff at the head of a valley. At the top of the valley is a limestone pavement.

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a view from the bottom, popular with climbers By: Rick Harrison Flickr

Originally, a large waterfall flowed over the cove as a glacier melted above it. There is now an underwater stream running from Malham Tarn down into the valley below.

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Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn
Malham Tarn by Paul Stevenson

Malham Cove featured in the BBC series, Seven Natural Wonders of Britain.

It was featured in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, filmed in 2009.

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Bread Bred in Yorkshire Bakery

I love fresh wholesome artisan bread and a new shop recently opened in our village. It sells a variety of bread from several yorkshire bakeries and is a welcome addition to the range of shops in Menston.
Below are a few Yorkshire bread crumbs but if you wish to feature your favourite bakery send us a comment below.

Craven Bakery Skipton
The bakehouse is situated in Craven Nursery Park on the Snaygill Industrial estate. Here they produce a large variety of freshly baked products including bread, confectionary, large catering sized cakes and fresh cream cakes. All produce is delivered on a daily basis to wholesale customers including the new bakers shop in Menston.

Bread and Patisserie Masterclass
Swinton Park Cookery School runs a training course in Masham that teaches participants the art of different bread from traditional daily loafs to speciality Italian breads. Ever wondered how chefs achieve those stunning pastries.

Thomas The Baker
This Helmsley based baker produces large quatities of bread plus a range of authentic Italian breads called Rustica Classico, the definitive combination of fine Italian flour, extra virgin olive oil and malt flour. Rustica Formaggio made with Italian flour and the added tang of fresh grated cheese.
Rustica Pomodoro or tomato bread contains sun dried tomatoes marinated in white wine vinegar, with a sprinkling of oregano, capers and basil.

Fosters Bakery Barnsley
Fosters has been a family owned business since 1952. They have a unique range of bread rolls of all types, shapes, sizes, flavours and textures. They make English muffins and teacakes as well as hot dog rolls and torpedoes. Baked in Mapplewell where over 200 staff have NVQ’s.

Simple Yorkshire Bread is available in recipe form from deliciously Yorkshire or their food guide available from Amazon.

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