Sunday, 29 January 2017

Clickasnap, Updated Abums and Latest Photos.

Sadly no pictures to feature in this post but plenty of links to pictures that can be viewed on Clickasnap.


Clickasnap is a photo hosting site that also offers photographers the opportunity to sell there pictures and they also receive a contributors fee for any picture views of over 10 seconds. Sadly at the moment they I am unable to embed pictures on my blog. The following are a list of albums that are currently available to view on Clickasnap.  Any you click will open in another window.

This link takes you to my full stream of pictures. There are currently 165 images to view and this is added to regularly.

Pictures taken of anything to do with railways. Currently has over 40 pictures added.

Anything featuring flowers. Currently has 8 images featured.

Anything featuring water in the scene. There are 43 pictures a the minute to view.


The place I live. There are over 100 pictures taken in Calderdale to view in this album.

Currently 29 pictures that feature crossings.

Any picture featuring monuments, churches and historic architecture. There are over 25 pictures featured in this album currently.

Any sunset, sunrise and sky prominently in a picture. 9 pictures currently in the album.

A selection of pictures I took at a classic car auction in East Anglia. Currently 5 pictures featured.

9 pictures taken at the Caldervale line station.

Devils Bridge crossers the River Lune to the south of Kirkby Lonsdale. There are 5 pictures to view in this album.


All highlighted blue can be clicked and will take you through to view the albums. Any individual picture viewed for more than 10 seconds results in a small contributors fee being paid by Clickasnap to the photographer so please take the time to look around and view other photographers work.
You can also purchase selected downloads and framed artworks by most photographers featured on Clickasnap.



All my pictures can be purchased a4 sized photographic print or alternatively a copy emailed to you. Please contact me Here for more information.  Fine art canvasses and prints of selected pictures can also be purchased at Photo 4 Me. Please check regularly to see if your favourites have been listed. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, TumblrPinterest.and Clickasnap. Please take a moment to view my pictures on clickasnap as the photographer receives a small payment from them for any photos viewed over 10 seconds. You can now also purchase wall art, gifts, digital downloads and prints of my pictures listed on the clickasnap marketplace. If you would like to donate to my site or time you can do so by clicking the Paypal button below

Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale.


Devil's Bridge crosses the River Lune just to the south of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. It's replacement Stanley Bridge is sighted just a little to the south.

Devil's Bridge.
Devil's bridge is by far the oldest of the 2 having been built around 1370. It is thought to have been built by the monks of St Mary's Abbey, York a distance of approx. 73 miles away. Legend says that the bridge was built by the devil for a woman who wanted to cross the river in return for the first soul to cross over, upon completion the woman sent her dog across tricking the devil. Devil's Bridge is now a popular destination for bikers who used to jump off the bridge (tombstoning) but this has now been outlawed and is monitored for prevention. The bridge small width has meant that it has been closed to traffic since the 1930's when the replacement Stanley Bridge was built. Grade I listed status was granted on the 22nd March 1983 and it is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Stanley Bridge.
Stanley Bridge was opened on the 3rd December 1932 to replace Devil's Bridge as the main crossing over the River Lune. The bridge carries the busy A65 trunk road over the river and was commissioned by the now defunct Westmorland County Council. The bridge is named after the then Mayor of Kirkby Lonsdale Oliver Stanley.

The pictures were taken with my Polaroid iS2132 Digital Camera on the 4th April 2015.

I have 2 albums of pictures taken at the location. The first can be viewed on Clickasnap. Please take time to view the album as photographers receive a small contributors fee for views of over 10 seconds. The album of 5 pictures can be seen by clicking the following link.


The second album of 7 different pictures can be viewed either on Flickr or by navigating the arrows.

The Devil's and Stanley Bridges, Kirkby Lonsdale.

The River Lune from Devils Bridge

River Lune from Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale.

All my pictures can be purchased a4 sized photographic print or alternatively a copy emailed to you. Please contact me Here for more information.  Fine art canvasses and prints of selected pictures can also be purchased at Photo 4 Me. Please check regularly to see if your favourites have been listed. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, TumblrPinterest.and Clickasnap. Please take a moment to view my pictures on clickasnap as the photographer receives a small payment from them for any photos viewed over 10 seconds. You can now also purchase wall art, gifts, digital downloads and prints of my pictures listed on the clickasnap marketplace. If you would like to donate to my site or time you can do so by clicking the Paypal button below.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Oxenhope to Haworth and Pictures Inbetween

These pictures were taken whilst on a walk around Oxenhope and Haworth. The walk took me from the railway station at Oxenhope to Haworth station and back partially following the Railway Children route. This distance covered was about 3 miles.

The route I took runs alongside the Worth Valley Railway which was opened in 1867. The branch line was warmly received by the mill owners along the valley bottom. The line was closed in 1962 by British Rail and a preservation society was formed who reopened the Worth Valley Railway in 1968 as a heritage railway. The stations I saw along my walk were Haworth opened in 1847 and now the headquarters of the railway and Oxenhope which serves as the terminus for the line.

The pictures were taken on the 19th June 2015 with my Polaroid iS2132 Digital Camera.

Oxenhope to Haworth Following the Railway
Use the arrows to navigate the album or click any picture to view the pictures full size on Flickr
Oxenhope Station Goods Sheds.
The engine sheds at Oxenhope.
Tree Lined Path at Oxenhope.

Steam Train on the Keighley and Worth Valley Line.

Haworth Railway Station.
Haworth Station.

All my pictures can be purchased a4 sized photographic print or alternatively a copy emailed to you. Please contact me Here for more information.  Fine art canvasses and prints of selected pictures can also be purchased at Photo 4 Me. Please check regularly to see if your favourites have been listed. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, TumblrPinterest.and Clickasnap. Please take a moment to view my pictures on clickasnap as the photographer receives a small payment from them for any photos viewed over 10 seconds. You can now also purchase wall art, gifts, digital downloads and prints of my pictures listed on the clickasnap marketplace. If you would like to donate to my site or time you can do so by clicking the Paypal button below.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Fartown Rugby and Cricket Grounds, Huddersfield.

Fartown originally opened as St John's Ground hosting Cricket matches from 1868. In 1875 Huddersfield St John's Cricket Club merged with Huddersfield Athletic club which had featured a rugby club since 1866. On the 2nd November 1878 the rugby ground had been developed enough to host the first game of rugby against the Manchester Rangers Rugby Club.

In 1895 rugby was split and the Huddersfield club joined the Northern Union which went on to become the game now known as rugby league. Fartown was there home ground until they moved to Leeds Road Stadium in 1992. The stadium had declined rapidly during the 1980's and after Huddersfield R.L.F.C moved out the stadium was demolished leaving only the floodlights, perimeter fencing, and pitch as a lasting legacy to a stadium that once held over 35,000 spectators for the 1947 Challenge Cup Semi Final. This information was taken from my previous blog Photographs by Colin.

These pictures were taken on the 18th June 2015 with my Polaroid iS2132 Digital Camera.

Fartown Rugby and Cricket Ground, Huddersfield.
Use the arrows to navigate the album of 9 pictures.
Beyond the Post's.
Taken from behind the posts, stood on what was the end terrace.
Overgrown Side Terrace at Fartown, Huddersfield.
The overgrown former side terrace.
Cricket Memorial Tower, Fartown, Huddersfield.
Cricket memorial clock tower. Sadly the clock was removed due to vandalism.

The following pictures show the grounds at other times in there history. These pictures are not owned by me so I will removed them if the owners request it. I wanted to show what the ground looked like in it's better days.

The cricket and football ground pictured in 1934. This image can be purchased at Britain from Above.
 The side terrace and looking across to the end terrace.
 The main stand.
 The side terrace.
The main stand and cricket pavilion.

These 4 pictures were taken from Huddersfield Heritage website. You can view and support there website at, Huddersfield Heriatge. Please take some time to view there website if you are interested and they would like me to remove the link and pictures please contact me and I will so.

All my pictures can be purchased a4 sized photographic print or alternatively a copy emailed to you. Please contact me Here for more information.  Fine art canvasses and prints of selected pictures can also be purchased at Photo 4 Me. Please check regularly to see if your favourites have been listed. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, TumblrPinterest.and Clickasnap. Please take a moment to view my pictures on clickasnap as the photographer receives a small payment from them for any photos viewed over 10 seconds. You can now also purchase wall art, gifts, digital downloads and prints of my pictures listed on the clickasnap marketplace. If you would like to donate to my site or time you can do so by clicking the Paypal button below.



There is now an additional album of 4 different pictures available to view and download for free on Clickasnap. Please take a moment to view the pictures there as I receive a small contributor's fee of currently $0.0014 for each view of over 10 seconds. Below are the links to each picture which will open in another window,

Pitch Side at Fartown

Supporters Stand Behind the Post's

Fartowns Overgrown Terrace

The Memorial Tower






Monday, 2 January 2017

Pictures from the Halifax High Level Railway.


The Remains of the Halifax High Level Railway Walk.
This selection of pictures was taken whilst walking the remains of the Halifax High Level Railway in February 2014.

The Halifax High Level was a short branch line running approx. 3.2 miles from Holmfield to Halifax St Pauls. Originally it was planned for the line to miss Halifax centre and allow trains to join the mainline south of Halifax but this idea was abandoned during the planning stage of the railway. The line opened on the 5th September 1890 and closed to passengers in January 1917.

The line featured 2 stations at Pellon and St Pauls, the 20 arch Wheatley Viaduct and the 749 metre long Wheatley Tunnel. The stations closeness to Halifax meant it was never popular with passengers as people undertaking a journey into Halifax had to travel by train to Holmfield Station change trains and then carry on into Halifax an additional journey time of about 20 minutes. The line closed completely on the 27th June 1960. Whilst large amounts of the former track bed have been closed off and the eastern portal of the Wheatley Tunnel and line near Holmefield has been infilled there are still a number of reminders that a railway once operated here.

The Arches Of Wheatley Viaduct.
Wheatley Viaduct.
Wood Lane Bridge, Former Railway Bridge on the Closed Halifax High Level Line.

Wood Lane Bridge near Ovenden Wood.
Stone Railway Embankment and High Tunnel. The Closed High Level Railway, Halifax.
Railway embankment and tunnel near Pellon Lane bridge.
Closed And Flooded Halifax High Level Railway Cutting.
This infilled section is just east of what was Keighley Road Bridge, behind Ovenden Park.
The Entrance to Wheatley Tunnel on the Closed Halifax High Level Railway.
The Western Portal to Wheatley Tunnel. Sadly the eastern portal is now infilled and covered with an housing estate. Would have made a fantastic walkway cycle route from Holmefield to Pellon through the tunnel and over the viaduct.

I have found this computer generated video of the line from Halifax St Pauls station to Holmefield on YouTube. Please click St Pauls to Holmefield Video to view. Full credit to TheCinepod who's video it is. If you would like me to remove the link please contact me and I will.

Click any of the photos to be taken to view the pictures full size and links to the whole album of 23 pictures.

All my pictures can be purchased a4 sized photographic print or alternatively a copy emailed to you. Please contact me Here for more information.  Fine art canvasses and prints of selected pictures can also be purchased at Photo 4 Me. Please check regularly to see if your favourites have been listed. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, TumblrPinterest.and Clickasnap. Please take a moment to view my pictures on clickasnap as the photographer receives a small payment from them for any photos viewed over 10 seconds. You can now also purchase wall art, gifts, digital downloads and prints of my pictures listed on the clickasnap marketplace. If you would like to donate to my site or time you can do so by clicking the Paypal button below.

The Calder & Hebble Navigation. Copley Footbridge to Viaduct.

This set of pictures available to view on here, Flickr and some exclusively to  Clickasnap were taken on The Calder & Hebble Navigati...