Sunday, 30 July 2017

Tile Hill and Berkeswell Railway Station.

I must confess to not knowing much about either of these 2 stations so what little extra information I have has been taken from Wikipedia.


Tile Hill Railway Station has served the suburb of Tile Hill, Coventry since 1850 when it opened as Allesley Lane. In recent years the station has been developed and was completely rebuilt during the 1960's. I was at the station briefly on the 18th January 2017 so only took 1 picture using my Nikon d3300 SLR.

Tile Hill Railway Station
Till Hill Railway Station.


Berkeswell Railway Station serves the village of Berkeswell but is actually nearer the town of Balsall Common. The station opened in 1844 and again has completely changed during it's history to the station they have now. I took an additional 4 pictures here which can be viewed in the album below or full size on Flickr.

Tile Hill & Berkeswell Railway Stations.
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Saturday, 29 July 2017

A Walk around the Wharf, Sowerby Bridge on a Summer's Morning.

I found myself with half an hour to pass I decided to take the camera out and for a short shoot and walk session around the canal wharf at Sowerby Bridge. The wharf is also the junction where the Rochdale Canal meets the Calder & Hebble Navigation.


Well a little bit of history on the wharf, initially the Calder & Hebble Navigation reached Sowerby Bridge during the 1870's and warehouses 1 and 2 were built, these now house the Moorings bar and Temujin restaurant, as well as a number of other small businesses and are Grade II listed. When the Rochdale Canal act was passed in 1793 the Calder & Hebble canal company were told to build whatever wharves and warehouses the Rochdale Canal required at there expense, this lead to the development of warehouses 3 &4 with number 3 becoming known as the salt warehouse due to the storing of salt there. This is the only warehouses that offers canal side access to both the Rochdale Canal and the Calder & Hebble Navigation. Again both building are Grade II listed and have been developed as small business centres alongside the existing boat yard.

The walk I took started at lock number 2 before Tuel Lane Tunnel and I followed the Rochdale Canal path passed lock 1, warehouses 3 & 4, the Kirkham Turn where the canals meet to Chain Bridge which crossers the Calder & Hebble Navigation alongside the Navigation Inn.
I then walked the opposite towpath back towards the main basin and warehouse number 1.

The pictures were taken on the 19 July 2017 using my Nikon D3300 DLR camera. The full album of 23 pictures is a Clickasnap exclusive with the exception of the 6 pictures of reduced size posted here. Please click the link below the pictures to view the full album.







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Thursday, 27 July 2017

The Piece Hall, Halifax.

My 2 albums of pictures taken at the Piece Hall were taken in December 2013 just 1 month before the former cloth hall closed for an extensive refurbishment. As the hall is due to re-open on the 1st August 2017 (Yorkshire Day) I thought I might be time I did something with the pictures taken in and around the hall.
They were taken on the 1st December 2013 using my Samsung Galaxy Tablet. This was when I was just becoming interested in photography and I was happy enough just taking pictures with this.

The first album is available below of full size on Flickr by clicking the picture. There are 14 pictures available to view on there.

Piece Hall, Halifax

Additional pictures below but first a little history on the Piece Hall.

The Halifax Piece Hall was conceived in 1774 and designed by Thomas Bradley, with help from John & Samuel Hope. The cost was £12,000 and the hall opened in 1779 providing a area for local people to sell there cloth. As the cloth industry declined the hall firstly allowed cotton to be sold and then became a entertainment and meeting venue. From the 1870's until the 1970's the Piece Hall became a market selling Veg, Fruit, and Fish plus general goods, but the decline of this led to proposals to demolish the hall and build a shopping centre on the site.

Plans to redevelop the hall started to be formalised in the 1960's and some of the proposals since then have included demolishing the hall, turning it in to housing, another plan was to turn it into a hotel. Finally plans were agreed to develop the hall, which will repair and conserve the building within the confines of a Grade I listed structure. The hall will re-open on 1st August 2017 as a centre of trade, culture and heritage. There will bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and creative businesses. The open plan courtyard will provide a setting for music concerts, film seasons, sports, theatre, dance, and markets.
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The picture was taken from Beacon Hill which over looks the town and the Square Chapel, Square Church Spire and former Calderdale Industrial Museum can be seen in front of the Piece Hall.

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Teguise, Lanzarote, Market Day.

Teguise is a small village in the northern part of the island of Lanzarote. It is now a popular tourist attraction because of the Sunday market held there weekly and is home to the castle of Santa Barbara and the church of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. The town was the capital of Lanzarote until 1852 and is located centrally in the northern part of the island.

I was there for the Sunday market and took these pictures using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet in July 2013. there are 2 different sets to view on Flickr and Clickasnap.

Teguise, Lanzarote.
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Teguise Market, Lanzarote.

Windmill in the centre of Teguise, Lanzarote.

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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Hardcastle Crags, Nr Hebden Bridge.

Hardcastle Crags is wooded valley near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. It is owned and managed by the National Trust and is also known as Hebden Dale.

The crags are a natural valley that that is popular with hikers and families out to pass the time and has been the subject of reservoir proposals on a number of occasions that have been fought against. The Hebden Water flows along the valley bottom and passes the well known Gibson Mill on it's travel down the valley.

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Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire
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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Brighouse Railway Station.

The current Brighouse station is the 2nd to have served the town and opened in May 2000. The original Brighouse station opened on the 5th October 1840 and was originally called Brighouse & Bradford as no services reached Bradford until 1846. From 1881 the station was known as Brighouse for Rastrick as there were now 3 stations in the Brighouse area, the others being Brighouse Clifton Road from 1881 until closure in 1934, and Baliff Bridge from 1881 until closure in 1917. The original station was closed on the 3rd January 1970 although the line remained in use for freight and diverted services.
The station now offers daily services to Leeds, Manchester, Huddersfield, and London Kings Cross amongst others and has seen passenger numbers grow from approx. 267000 in 2012 to approx. 416000 in 2016. The station also serves the nearby town of Elland approx. 2 miles away but there are plans to reopen the closed station there as well.

These pictures were taken on the 22nd February 2014 using a polaroid iS2132 digital bridge camera. There are 8 pictures to view with 6 available on Flickr via the album below and 2 available on Clickasnap both to just view or buy if required, again the links are below.

Brighouse Railway Station.
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The Platform and The Bridge.

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...