This gallery contains a number of images of interesting buildings and places in the town of Accrington in Lancashire.
Whenever I visit a place I always like to try and get a few shots of any local landmarks or interesting features, and you can now find my ever growing collection of them in this gallery. Most of these are located in the north of England, but I'm sure I'll eventually visit a few more distant places before too long.
This gallery contains a number of images of interesting buildings and places in the town of Accrington in Lancashire.
171 photos in 3 sub-albums
This gallery contains various collections of images taken in and around the small town of Bacup in Lancashire.
This album contains a number of images taken during visits to the town of Barnoldswick. NOTE# - I was reluctant to say 'Barnoldswick, Lancashire', as although it is now in the Lancashire Administrative area of that name, it was always traditionally a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire until the 1974 changes, and as a member of 'Friends of Real Lancashire', who campaign to have the 'proper' borders of the County Palatine of Lancashire recognised, it would seem a bit hypocritical if I was to use the 'wrong' term here and risk offending our compatriots in Yorkshire, who are known as 'The Yorkshire Society'!
This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the town of Batley in West Yorkshire.
This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the town of Blackburn in Lancashire.
This gallery contains a number of random images taken during visits to Blackpool in Lancashire. Folks in the UK won't need any explanation about what Blackpool is like, but for anyone from further afield that hasn't heard of it, it's a famous english seaside resort, which has three piers, a fantastic fleet of heritage trams, many of which the clowns on Blackpool Council got rid of so that they could run some ugly new ones. Thankfully they do still have the odd heritage tram out on normal service days, and run weekends throughout the year when many of the remaining ones are put into service, and remind you of just how unique the Blackpool system was pre-2009 (you can find many of pictures of them in the trams gallery). They also have a 518ft (158m) high tower, and the resort is well renowned for being a fun place, though a little spoiled now in my opinion, due to the many stag and hen parties (chav booze ups)that seem to dominate the place at weekends.
I should point out that although the Sun was shining in many of these pictures, this is Lancashire, so it could just as easily have been pouring down (or coming down in buckets as we say in these parts), and blowing a Gale!:-)
Always plenty to see and photograph in the city of Bradford in West Yorkshire, and I have been there many times over the years, not least because the National Media Museum (formerley the National Museum of Film & Photography, a much better name in my 'umble opinion ) is there, and I will likely continue to visit again from time to time in the future. I have a number of photographs sitting on my hard drive from previous visits, so creating a gallery where I can eventually upload them to seemed like a good idea.
Initially at least, most of the shots shown here at present where taken whilst visiting for the Bradford Transport Day event on Saturday 14th of September, which also happened to be on the now annual 'Heritage Open Weekend', when many buildings open their doors to the public, and when the Bradford 'Chesstival' - a festival of Chess to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the famous Bradford Tournament of 1888, which was the first major chess tournament outside of London, was taking place. It was interesting to see the number of people who were playing in the various tents that had been set up, and I did take one picture, but didn't want to disturb the participants too much by getting in amongst them. Bradford's City Centre has undergone quite a few changes in recent years, the Town Hall (City Hall?) has always looked impressive, but the new city park with its water features looks very photogenic and seems to be very popular with the locals. The Town Hall was also having an Open Day, so naturally I took the opportunity to have a look around, and particularly enjoyed the 1913 Court Re-enactments, which were carried out by local actors, and made for a very interesting hour or so. This collection of images was taken around the area that day, and living out in the wilds it's very rare I get a chance to do any 'street photography', so it made for a nice change.
A second visit for another bus event on Sunday 6th of April 2014 gave me another chance for a few more city centre shots, I just can't resist those fountains near the Town Hall, especially when someone is getting a good soaking from them, the kids certainly love them that's for sure, they're quite a nice feature and seem to be very popular with the locals. More of my many older pictures will be added as and when I can find the time to dig them out.
This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the town of Burnley in Lancashire. Now I don't get over there too often these days, more often than not if I am there it's either to visit the camera shop or change buses on my way to an event somewhere nearby. This wasn't the case on Friday 20th of December 2019 though, when I had to visit an excellent place called 'Lancashire Sports Repairs' to pick up my lovely old expensive Hiking Boots, which had just had new soles fitted. Now the LSR factory is very close to Premier League side Burnley Football Club's Turf Moor ground so naturally I couldn't resist a visit there to get a few shots. Now I'm not a footy fan any more, though I did once follow the game when I was a schoolboy back in the 1960s and visited there a number of times to see them play. After leaving school my interests changed, and things like sex and drugs and rock n'roll became more interesting than 22 blokes kicking a pig's bladder round a field, and I'd pretty much forgotten all about those days. It's funny how visiting a place after over 50 years affects you though, and I was in serious flashback overload and remembering all kinds of things I'd long forgotten. I nipped around the side to get a shot of the big stand - I never could resist a big steel structure - and I heard someone shout "Excuse me!" Thinking I might be in trouble I was pleased to find that the caller was a kindly gent just coming over to tell me that there was a 'Wall of Fame' around the back, and a Memorial Garden off to the side which I might find interesting. He was right, I certainly did, and would have spent far longer there if it hadn't been for the fact that I was lugging a big pair of size 13 boots around with me as well as my camera gear. A possible project for those quiet January days perhaps, there are lots of other interesting places in the town which I was starting to remember from those long ago days which could be worth exploring.
92 photos in 2 sub-albums
This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the town of Bury in Lancashire.
On Monday 3rd of June 2013 I made my first trip to the historic city of Chester in over 20 years, and this gallery contains a few shots taken that day. Sadly the Radio Museum that was the reason for my last trip there is no more, but for lovers of history, particularly the Roman era, which Chester, or Dewa (pronounced Deva as the Romans called it) of which the city is famous, are well catered for in this city. Some of the shots featured include Chester's 13th Century Cathedral, and a very impressive Kenworth Breakdown truck, which I was fortunate enough to cross paths with. As a lover of history and historical monuments I was well catered for, and had a very enjoyable walk around the 2 miles of the city wall. Hopefully I won't wait 20 years before visiting again (I might not be here then!):-)
Another few shots showing what our crazy neighbours over the border get up to, this time in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
This gallery contains a number of images of interesting buildings and places in the small town of Great Harwood in Lancashire.
Okay, I admit it, I can't seem to walk past one of their shops without nipping in for a quick pasty or brew. Since I visit so many of them when I'm on my travels I thought I might as well start photographing them while I was doing this, so that at least I can make it look like I'm really only there for photographic purposes. Not that I don't like the competition though, some of them make better products, but unlike Greggs don't seem to open on Sundays when I usually need them the most.
NOTE# - In case anyone is worried about what effect all this processed food is having on me, I should point out that it's only once a week and with the amount of walking I do it's probably burned off long before it gets anywhere near to my Arteries. I eat very healthily the rest of the time and I'm in pretty good condition for someone of my advanced years! :-)
This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the town of Halifax in West Yorkshire.
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This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the town of Haworth in West Yorkshire, this is the place that is famous for the Bronte Sisters and the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the town of Haslingden in Lancashire, plus the nearby areas of Baxenden and Rising Bridge.
This collection of images were taken during various visits to the town of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. (Note, I don't have a 'Blackshaw Head' or 'Pole Hill' section, so I have included photographs from those areas here since it's the nearest town.
This gallery contains a number of images of interesting buildings and places in the small town of Heywood in Lancashire.
This collection of images were taken during various visits to the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.
This collection of images were taken during various visits to the town of Keighley in West Yorkshire.
I like to visit the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire from time to time, usually for bus and rail events, but also occasionally to visit some of its many interesting museums and art galleries as well. In this gallery you will find a number of random shots of the city taken during my visits there, and this will be added to as and when I visit again, or when I turn up old photos taken on past visits there.
During my visit to a bus event there in August 2016, I noticed that there were some major construction works taking place on the River Aire close to the Royal Armouries. On researching this on my return I discovered that a new weir was being built to replace the old one, and this was partly due to the area suffering with some flooding in the great Boxing Day floods in 2015. I toyed with the idea of giving these their own gallery, but I suspect that the work will be completed by the time I visit again, so I decided to place them in the general Leeds gallery instead. I never could resist the site of a big crane or two, so no doubt some of these will also appear in the Crane gallery as well.
71 photos in 1 sub-album
This album contains images taken in the city of Liverpool during my occasional visits there.
This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the small town of Littleborough in Lancashire.
108 photos in 2 sub-albums
This gallery contains various collections of images taken around the twin cities of Manchester and Salford in north west England.
This gallery contains a number of images of interesting buildings and places in the town of Middleton in the historic county of Lancashire and unitary authority of Greater Manchester.
This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the seaside resort of Morecambe & Heysham in Lancashire. Considering that this resort is in Lancashire I'm almost ashamed to admit that this was only my 3rd visit ever to the resort, with the others being a short visit during an outing to catch a rail charter at nearby Hest Bank in 2010, and my first one being a week's holiday with my best friend on a camping site there in 1971. My latest visit did trigger a few memories of that, in particular watching the legendary wrestler Kendo Nagasaki beat the Great Gargantua at the Winter Gardens there, and spending a few hours at the pitch and put down at the Heysham end, but other than that it's a complete blank, no doubt due to the amount of alcohol that was consumed (well I was a teenager), funnily enough though I couldn't remember any of the pubs that we may have frequented back then. Shades of Sid James and 'Carry on Camping' I suspect! :-)
This gallery contains a number of images of interesting buildings and places in the village of Newchurch in Rossendale, Lancashire.
This gallery contains a number of images of interesting buildings and places in the village of Newhey in Rochdale, Lancashire.
This collection of images were taken during my occasional visits to the city of Preston in Lancashire.
83 photos in 2 sub-albums
In this collection you will find a number of images taken during visits to the town of Ramsbottom, and its neighbouring villages of Ewood Bridge, Irwell Vale and Summerseat in East Lancashire.
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This gallery contains a number of images of interesting buildings and items seen in the in the town of Rawtenstall in East Lancashire. Note# - I have also included shots from the Crawshaboot, Goodshaw, Loveclough and Dunnockshaw areas in the gallery.
644 photos in 18 sub-albums
This gallery contains a number of images of interesting buildings and places in the town of Rochdale in Lancashire. (none of that Greater Manchester nonsense, this town is in the county palatine of Lancashire!)
Saltaire, which is a villkage located on the outskirts of the city of Bradford in West Yorkshire, is an interesting sort of place, and as well as being a World Heritage Site, due to it having been built by Victorian philanthropist mill owner Titus Salt, it's also a nice place to visit as well, with plenty of photogenic things to photograph. This gallery contains a number of shots taken during my visits there.
This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire.
Skipton in North Yorkshire, is one of those places that is always pleasant to visit, and usually has plenty of things of a photogenic nature going on. I haven't been up there much in recent years, other than for occasional visits to the Embsay Steam Railway, but will hopefully be visiting a bit more often in the future as time permits, as there are quite a few things there that I would still like to photograph when I get the chance. This album contains a number of images taken during my recent visits there.
This gallery contains various collections of images taken in and around the village of Stacksteads in East Lancashire.
This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the city of Stoke-onTrent in Staffordshire.
This gallery contains a number of images taken during visits to the town of Todmorden in West Yorkshire.
So far I've only been to Wakefield 3 times, once was back in the 90s, and the other occasion back in 2009 when we visited the railway stations there on a railway tour of West Yorkshire. I really must dig out those old photos and add them here when I get a chance. I've also been planning a visit there to the famous 'Hepworth Gallery', and I could see from my latest brief visit that there are plenty of interesting things waiting to be photographed.
This gallery contains various collections of images taken in and around the small mill town of Waterfoot in Lancashire. I've also included some images from the villages of Cowpe, Lumb, Whitwewell Bottom, Forest Holme and Water in this gallery as they really weren't enough images to justify their own individual sections. They are fairly close to the town though, so hopefully no one will be offended by this.
This gallery contains a number of images of interesting buildings and places in the village of Whalley in Lancashire.
560 photos in 12 sub-albums
This gallery contains various collections of images taken in and around the village of Whitworth in Lancashire.
This collection of images were taken during various visits to the historic city of York in North Yorkshire.