The Past

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

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Todmorden - Rochdale Canal

This is a fancy stopping place for canal boats !!!

No more Todmorden photographs for a while - will be moving nearer to Heywood for the next series ...


Tuesday, 30 March 2010


Well Easter will soon be with us ....

And what are we promised for the holiday weekend ???

Snow, heavy rain, hailstones and high wind.

So nothing new there then - normal weather for Easter !!

We'll soon see if the Met people are correct with their forecast - let's hope not.


Monday, 29 March 2010

Todmorden - Golden Lion

The Golden Lion seen across the waters of the Rochdale Canal in central Todmorden.


Sunday, 28 March 2010

Todmorden - Rochdale Canal

The Rochdale Canal cuts Todmorden in two .. you'll find the usual canal things - locks and the like ..


Saturday, 27 March 2010

Todmorden - Town centre

Central Todmorden - busy little place ...


Friday, 26 March 2010

Todmorden - Market

I must admit straight away that I do not like markets and I was not impressed with the one at Todmorden.

The outside market seemed to be selling a lot of junk. The goods on sale in the inside market were often popular in the 50's 60's and would have been bought by my mother - it seemed like going back in time ..

No doubt some people will think it is a wonderful place - but not me.


Thursday, 25 March 2010

Todmorden - Library

Another " grand " building in Todmorden - the library - read all about it !!!


Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Todmorden - Town Hall

Even small towns feel they need something " grand " as they say in Yorkshire - well here you have it - the Town Hall in Todmorden.

Very " grand " .......


Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Parish Church of St. Mary - Todmorden

It's hard to realise that this pleasant little church is right in the centre of Todmorden.

Looking at the photograph you could think you were in the centre of the countryside.


Monday, 22 March 2010

White Hart Pub - Todmorden

Todmorden's White Hart Pub - in the centre - busy little area.

A hart is of course a male deer - usually a Red Deer.


Sunday, 21 March 2010

Todmorden - Bear Cafe-Bar

If you are a Veggie or a Vegan then Bear Cafe is the place to go - you'll find it in the centre of Todmorden on the first floor above the Co-Operative store.A very pleasant place to eat.


Saturday, 20 March 2010

Road Tax

It may be expensive to renew your car's road tax but it is certainly easy over the internet ..

No more visits to the Post Office along with two hundred people doing the same thing - no searching for MOT certificate and insurance documents.

A few clicks on the box and enter your debit card details and it is done. "They" even have records of your MOT and insurance.

Certainly a lot less hassle.



It will soon be Easter and the tradition time for starting work in the garden. With this in mind we set of for Gordon Rigg's garden centre at Walshaw but on the way decided to drop into Todmorden and take a few pictures .

Todmorden lies in the Pennine Hills between Lancashire and Yorkshire and is dominated by moorlands that surround the town. The Rochdale Canal passes through the centre of this quite pleasant town.

More photographs to follow this coming week.


Friday, 19 March 2010

£20 Notes

I was standing in a queue at Tesco when I heard someone mention that one of our banknotes was being withdrawn - News to me !!

A quick visit to the Bank of England web site confirmed that the £20 note with the portrait of Sir Edward Elgar will be withdrawn on the 30th June 2010.

After that date you will be able to pay them into a Bank or Post Office for several months and then in the long term it will mean a trip to the Bank of England.

So clear out your old wallets and purses now ..


Thursday, 18 March 2010

Sunshine Award

Gerald at Hyde Daily Photo has kindly awarded me the Sunshine Award for which I am very appreciative.

This has already led me to Bonjour Luxembourg - a very interesting Blog - see it at

I will try to load the logo but I'm never too sure which gadget to use.

Thanks again


Saturday, 13 March 2010

Heywood - Cenotaph

A different " take " on the cenotaph ...


Thursday, 11 March 2010

Heywood - Queen's park

And yet another view of the lake - the island in the middle is a major nesting and roosting area for herons ..


Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Heywood - Queen's park

I'm not too sure what these are supposed to be - perhaps modern art !!


Monday, 8 March 2010

Heywood - Trinity Methodist Church

A popular and well known church found right in the centre of Heywood.

Trinity was rebuilt several years ago and here we have the new building ..


Sunday, 7 March 2010

Heywood - Queen's park

Another view of our local park ...


Friday, 5 March 2010

Heywood - Queen's park

A little mist is still hanging over the lake ..


Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Heywood - Queen's park

It was a misty morning when I went out to take some local photographs but here the sun is just starting to break through ...

Queen' park looking neat and tidy as always ...


Monday, 1 March 2010

Heywood - St. Luke's

A peregrine falcon has taken to using St. Luke's church spire as a stopping off point in it's search for food and become a talking point in the local press.

It's appearance has caused consternation for the local pigeon owners ..


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