Pictures of the Week: Golden Hair, Blue Eyes

Preserving the Past. I’m lucky that so many of our old family photos have survived. They bring the story of my ancestors to life in a way that official documents cannot do, and provide some clues to the type of people they were. But, although Read More …

Picture of the Week 14/09/18: Burdale Tunnel

I love old railways, and they have played a part in my family’s life in the past. My maternal grandfather was a signalman on the London Midland and Scotland Railway, and my father started off his engineering apprenticeship making steam engines.  But before long World Read More …

Picture of the Week 15/08/2018: Hole of Horcum

Bruce the Dog and I have been walking this afternoon in the North Yorkshire Moors Park. It was Bruce’s first long walk on open moorland. Apart from some giddiness at the sight of sheep, he made a great walking companion. Our walk took us round Read More …

Picture of the Week 4/8/18: Langton Panorama

This week Bruce the dog and I have been out on a couple of long walks in the mornings. Now Bruce is getting older he’s more able to manage long walks, so two or three hours are no longer out of the question. On Thursday Read More …

Picture of the Week 27/07/18: Sunflowers

We’ve got sunflowers in our front garden and they’ve just come into full bloom in the last few days. The bees love them and, as I’m a sucker for close-up  pictures of insects on flowers, they’re the subject of this week’s picture. Because of the Read More …

Picture of the Week 14/07/18: Sunset in Howsham Woods

I’m not sure whether this is an official record, but it feels like the hottest summer we’ve had since 1976. I’d just finished my A levels and I was working to save up for a holiday in Yugoslavia with friends. It was just my luck Read More …