It’s just 100 years since a 19-year-old lad from Halifax, Yorkshire, died from the gas that had wounded him on 5th September 1918.

Here lies LeonardLeonard's rose

Read a little more about my great-uncle Leonard in a previous post here.

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A Tale of Two Jugs

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It’s been quiet on the blog front in recent weeks. Preoccupied with the summer holidays and a whole bunch of other highly pleasurable activities, I just haven’t had time or inclination to settle down to…

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8 ways Yorkshire has changed the world

Just a few contributions from God’s Own County!

Heritage Calling

Our capital city, London, is the heart of the political system and where power, protest and progress converge to make change a reality in law.

However, the great ideas and movements that have shaped our social and political history have sprung from across the nation.

Yorkshire folk like to speak their mind and when things need to change that’s not a bad thing. In the 19th and 20th centuries many of the biggest social and political changes originated or gained unstoppable momentum with the support of Yorkshire men, women and children.

Here are 8 ways Yorkshire people changed the way we live and work:

1. Advance the abolition of slavery

Exterior of Wilberforce House, Hull Wilberforce House in Hull is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, it is now a museum telling the story of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its abolition, as well as dealing with contemporary slavery. © Historic England Archive DP116303

Britain had profited considerably…

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4th Droitwich Mail Art exhibition: Review — Droitwich Mail Art

There is something about the mail art that puts it on the completely different level than any other art movement. The artists involved in the networking are, before all else, a curious people who are open to new experiences. They are interested not only in visual arts but also in poetry, writing, photography, music, filmmaking, […]

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Summer in a glass…

A simple summery pud to finish off a birthday dinner for an old friend: summer fruits in a grown-up elderflower jelly.

Fills 4-5 highball glasses.

Put a bottle of prosecco or Blanquette de Limoux or any sparkling wine to chill along with a couple of punnets of mixed berries – I used strawbs, raspberries and blueberries, and topped each off with a cherry on its stem.

Split the washed berries among the dishes.

Take 140ml of elderflower cordial and a tablespoon of sugar; warm in a pan, then sprinkle on a sachet of gelatin, whisking until dissolved. Add 425 ml of the chilled wine and stir briefly. and pour over the fruit. Chill until set. I served these with a small pot of vanilla panna cotta and almond tuiles for a bit of crunch.

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In the garden

No fancy processing, just intentional camera movement and some basics in Lightroom. Fun to do but quite a high attrition rate! Here are a few serendipitous shots…

and a colourful set to finish.

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Playing with phoneography…


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Another great mail art entry…

via Antonio Cares [Chile]

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En route

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The next instalment of our brief twinning trip to Voiron. These are a few pictures from around our stop near Nuits-St-Georges and then driving to Beaune and beyond down the Route des Grands Crus (sadly not sampling!).  This was at … Continue reading

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No, not the wine, sadly,  just the town! A few photos from a brief stopover en route to our twin town of Voiron recently.          

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