Sunday, September 30, 2018

golden slumbers

Llyn Cwm Bychan.
 Llanbedr . A week's stay in a really remote cottage up Snowden.....
After a long strange journey (through a place I didnt know) we were greeted by  a home baked cake the owner had left us..
 Keep checking back here for my photos of our travels throughout the week ( + a few images from last week)


Thursday, September 20, 2018

a postcard of the hanging.

We go see Julie Hesmondhaigh (formally of Accrington) in a play in Manchester next Thursday.
Then we bugger off to Mid-Wales for a week  in a rented cottage .......i may take photos?
to give you an idea of what me & Cath might look like in Red Saunders 'Peterloo' might look like.....this is one he did earlier...  
William Cuffay and the London Chartists, 1842 
"The 1832 Reform Act had extended the vote to more men with property but the working class still did not have a vote. A nationwide campaign involving men and women called for change and they became known as The Chartists, the first mass working class movement in Britain. The People’s Charter of 1838 demanded votes for all men, constituencies of equal size, the abolition of the property qualification, annual parliaments and salaries for members of Parliament. Portrayed is a meeting of the London Chartists in Whitechapel, in 1842, with William Cuffay, the son of a slave and the elected President of the London Chartists. He was transported to Tasmania for his endeavours, later pardoned, and continued to be politically active there."

Friday, September 14, 2018

ferryman has hands of stone.

Bride Stones, Todmorden
One of the people at Ken's birthday Do last night in Halifax was Jason Foster.A lovely bloke .Above is one of his works. His website is here
Jason Foster.
Meanwhile.In other news..
.this STV programme about the late great Jackie Leven was uploaded onto youtube a couple of days ago.


I'm afraid I will have to go for the 'and surprise us with an old photograph of your own choice.....' option for this week's sepia saturday 
Dear sweet Sepians.This week I give you the solitary sport of 'French Fishing'........
This postcard is one of a dozen or so similar ones  being sold at Hebden Bridge Antique Centre
.All cute kids: All individual portraits.
French fish must be very patient and helpful...........?

On Monday Me , Chris & Cathy went to Harrogate. I had a session at it's Turkish Baths .
It must be three years since I last went! It's still a bit like heaven for me ( 160 degrees in the top room).
On Tuesday we went to see the surrealist photos of Lee Miller They were great . It's the first time I have been to The Hepworth. Very disappointed in the building itself.Its an ugly Stalinist mess.

On Wednesday we went to Crawshawbooth Quaker Meeting House . It's over 300 years old & is the oldest Quaker building in the World.It's beautiful & caretaker Phil told me it has a ghost.
 How Cool! A Quaker Ghost......
We spent a couple of hours talking with the caretaker , Phil. Lovely bloke. I hope to visit again ( it's up near my friend Bob in Bacup).
On Thursday I met with Ken in Halifax to drown his birthday.
You can see some of my photo of the week here........
You wouldn't know it from these photos, I suppose, but it's been a very cruel week for me personally.
 view/examine these new photos here

Thursday, September 06, 2018

oh! qu'est beau.

See  here ,other contributions to this week's sepia saturday
Mine is a postcard I found at
"steps" certainly."flowers" i think too? (In the lady's hat...?)

Sauna in Mytholmroyd