I pass up and down the driveway to the Triumphal Arch regularly and pass the cattle in the field, presently this quiet and tranquil herd of cattle is made up of around 30 or so animals, I’ve never counted them so I may be adrift on the numbers, I’ll ask the farmer next time we meet!… Read the full article
Sisters’ Pit Garforth, Postcard view, probably around the beginning of the twentieth century, taken from the road bridge, which is still in use today.
I was in the local supermarket recently and asked a question of the checkout lady, see my earlier post about the purchase of alcohol, then on a more recent visit, whilst stuffing my purchases into the thin plastic carrier bags I thought, what would the present incumbent at the till know about what preceded the supermarket, structurally speaking; sadly the word preceded proved to be the stumbling block to this line of questioning, so I tried again and instead said.… Read the full article
Daily I listen to the radio and in the evenings usually manage to catch one of the many, news related programmes; one thing which seems to permeate the entire spectrum is the desire to re-assure the listeners/viewers that things are turning around. Be patient and the troubles of the recession will be behind us, a brave new period of growth awaits us!… Read the full article
The almost bare provisions cupboard in the kitchen and half empty shelves in the fridge, drove me on an involuntary trip to the local supermarket in Garforth, Tesco. Whilst at the checkout I recalled a recent item on the news about a shopper and her daughter being refused the purchase of a bottle of wine because the daughter, although she was not the purchaser, was unable to provide evidence of her age.… Read the full article
The weather was too good to miss the opportunity after work, so I continued some excavations around the location of the fountain, the centre piece of the lawn in the nineteenth century. Of course I had to find the location first, but recent geophys scans gave some insights so off I went!… Read the full article