Albert Park


(L) Albert Park, Middlesborough, in early February, and (R) part of the Nelson collection in the nearby Dorman Museum. The bequest was conditional on the collection being kept together on public display, which has no doubt helped preserve this classic Victorian museum room from “modernisation”.

Kirkstall Abbey 


Pictures from a return trip to Kirkstall Abbey (and the nearby Abbey House cafe) in early February.

Forest of Bowland

Settle market place, on the way to a weekend break in late February staying in the Plough Inn, Wigglesworth.


The Forest of Bowland is scenic part of Lancashire which is largely overlooked by tourists heading to the Lake District or Yorkshire. (L) Slaidburn is one of the few settlements of any size. (R) View towards the iconic Pendle Hill.

Not the best way to end the weekend, with the car written off by a not-so-careful Audi driver.

Locomotive on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Sowerby Bridge to Halifax

Mill buildings leaving Sowerby Bridge on a walk along the Calder & Hebble Navigation towards Halifax.



(L) Junction at Salterhebble and (R) mill buildings in Halifax.

Preston Park


The blacksmith’s at the recently re-opened Preston Park museum, near Stockton.

February & March 2015