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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Why did the Hebden Bridge chicken cross the road?

This Is A Sepia Saturday Post

Hey Folks! It's my Aunty Brenda again! [2nd right] .This photo she labeled "Weekend Camp".I'm guessing wildly but I think it's in Essex (where she was at college) Maybe late 20's \Early 30's? A time when England still had an Empire & people rehearsed by putting on uniforms & prepare for another invasion.
I am currently reading "The Resurrectionist" by James Bradley. Interesting reading.I quote this about when the Brits first arrived in Australia and how they appeared to The Locals....
"'They thought us spirits once' he says,not turning in his saddle 'they took the colour of our skin for the pallor of the dead and imagined us their ancestors,lost and wandering in the living world once more."
My mind turned to Iraq+Afganistan
And So It Goes........................
I have created a new blog this week.With Inevitable  originality , I am calling it HEBDEN BRIDGE. You are welcome to visit it.I don't know if anything will come of it.I would like,eventually ,it to be as good as Joanne Casey's I Have Seen The Whole Of The Internet .She searches the Internet for interesting,quirky,amusing items & reposts them in one nice place.I would wish to do the same albeit specific to my hometown.
I live in Hebden Bridge.But,despite mentioning Hebden hundreds of times this blog,it  doesn't seem  to have touched the local internet-radar.For example ,if you visit Chris Radcliffe's hebdenbridge.co.uk  local "Blogs & Columns" you wont find my blog.
As I move beyond Hebden Bridge (Im thinking of my semi-move to Italy) I would like my vanity & fascination with Hebden seen just a little bit more........
So the idea is to have a separate blog.One that Google will recognize.Showing the quirky side of a quite particular place.Ideally.Eventually.Hopefully .it would be nice if ,whenever someone includes  the term "Hebden Bridge" in their Google Search,one of my alternative Hebden Bridge stories will be in the top ten results. Maybe it will one day..although,in the great scheme of things W.T.F.!
Hebden Bridge was a dead on its feet Yorkshire mill town in the 1960's.Then the hippies moved in.The place is now the Islington of the North.We have a split community.We locals found ourselves  aboriginals .....our  culture dismissed by trendy articulate middle class Southerners.[ a.k.a Bourgeoisie]
If you think I'm exaggerating ,check out  the movie Shed Your Tears And Walk Away[2011] About a split community & how Hebden Bridge has one of the highest teenage suicide rates in Britain.
The local trendy Orange Book liberalz are so articulate that  their alien  culture just drowns out the indigenous  community.
And So It Goes...............
Ironically+ Hypocritically ! I was drinking posh coffee in Hebden this morning with Shelley (over from Ireland).
'Helping her & Mick Promote their business in Italy. Today,we set up new facebook & twitter pages.She told me that ,a week on Sunday, they are placing a 4 week national advert in The Observer .It all looks good & I am happy to help.Watch this space.

A poptastic music video shot in Hebden Bridge. in 1986 Interestingly enough,me&cath moved into Hebden from Halifax in April 1985.But (before you ask!)That aint me on the Space-Hopper!

22 comments:

LadyCat said...

Your Aunty Brenda looks like she is having a great time. It looks like she is laughing out loud...before it was called LOL : )
Your new blog looks great. I enjoy learning about the places others call home.
Have a great weekend!

Brian Miller said...

nice. will be cool to see a bit of your home town tony...and hope it gets attention

Tattered and Lost said...

Love seeing photos like this where people are just letting go and the moment is captured. A treasure.

Karen S. said...

They sure do look like they are having the time of their life! Great photo....interesting life! I'll check out your new blog too!

Joanne Casey said...

Brilliant, Tony. I am giving a big up to both blogs. I recommend carrying your camera at all times around Hebden Bridge, looking for a celebrity/accident/freak occurence. Hope it goes well for ya :-)

Akelamalu said...

Love the photo - Auntie Brenda looks like the sort of person who knew how to have a good time!

Good luck with the new blog.

Kurt said...

I loved that Dream Academy song, and I bought the album, and it was terrible!

Christine H. said...

I wish I could travel back and hang out with your Aunt Brenda.

Little Nell said...

Oh dear now look what you did....got me locked into You Tube! I remember that tune and now it’s going to be going round my head all day! I also have ‘The Resurrectionist’ in a big pile of ’to read’ books, so maybe I will move it nearer the top of the pile. Aunty Brenda looks as though she would have been fun to know.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I think that weekend camp would have been some fun!

I'm going to go and have a look at your Hebden Bridge blog, but I confess to being fascinated by a "semi-move" to Italy, and how that could be accomplished.

Xmichra said...

You fib, I am certain that is you on the space-hopper!

Good go for your hometown T! I hope you get the popularity on the new blog!

Postcardy said...

They look like they are enjoying themselves.

Bob Scotney said...

Hey, Tony. I've googled Hebden Bridge earlier this year looking for the programme for the annual festival. I've never actually made it there.

Camping with with your Auntie Brenda loks as though it was a hoot.

Tom said...

i have in at least one instance seen someone change the name of their blog, but a new blog makes sense as well...i'll be sure to visit.
and ack...sorry, can't stomach that song. once i figured out what it was i hit pause.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

pallor of the dead....a good description. That speaks for white Canadians too!

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Howard said...

Great picture Tony. Good luck with the new blog!

Mike Brubaker said...

Nice photo. Did anyone notice the box camera held by the girl standing?

tony said...

Hey ,Mike, I Never Noticed the wee camera! They Must Have Been A Posh Lot With Two Cameras!!!!

Karen S. said...

I do believe you have to be a lot like your aunt Brenda!...and they all just seem to be having the time of their life! What fun! Your videos are always awesome too, so far, anyway....and for your question ha ha about the chicken, well it was the turkey's day off, so the chicken had to take it's place didn't you know that! ;)