The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Hebden Bridge - Barges

More canal boats at Hebden Bridge .....

My first experience of being away from home as a youth was to stay on a YMCA barge moored near Poynton in Cheshire.

A rat managed to get on board and into the kitchen area - at one o'clock in the morning the YMCA leader was pulling up floorboards and planking in order the extract the creature ...

What fun !!!


1 comment:

Ackworth born said...

love the story - don't think they do trips like that these days.

Penguins - move your cursor and take them for a walk !!

Say it as it is ......

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.

Look around !!!

What is this life, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

W. H. Davies  1870-1940