Sunday, 28 January 2018

Devil's Bridge and Stanley Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Devil's Bridge and Stanley Bridge are 2 crossings within a few hundred feet of each other over the River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale. These pictures were taken on April 4th 2015 using a Polaroid iS2132 bridge camera. There are a total of 16 different pictures to view, with 13 available here and on Flickr and an additional 3 exclusive to Clickasnap.

The Devil's and Stanley Bridges, Kirkby Lonsdale.
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Devil's Bridge.

Devil's Bridge was once the main road crossing over the River Lune but has been closed to traffic since 1932. It is thought to date from the 14th century and have been built by the monks of St Mary's Abbey, York. The bridge used to be popular for tombstoning, the deep pools underneath the main arch allowing people to jump with out much threat of injury. This was outlawed a few years ago but the bridge is still popular in the summer months as a destination for bikers riding up through the Yorkshire Dales. It was replaced as the main crossing over the river by the nearby Stanley Bridge. The bridge is Grade I listed.

Legend says that the Devil built the bridge in exchange for the first soul to cross after completion. A woman threw bread across for her dog to chase, so that the devil felt tricked as the dog was the first soul to cross the completed bridge.


Shows the area that people used to jump from and in to.

The River Lune, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Devil's Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale.

The River Lune and Devil's Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Stanley Bridge.

Built in the 1930's as a replacement crossing approx. 500ft south of Devil's Bridge. It carries the A65 road and was named after and opened by the Mayor of Kirkby Lonsdale, Oliver Stanley, on December 3rd 1932.

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Stanley Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale.

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Saturday, 27 January 2018

The Calder & Hebble Navigation Canal. Copley Viaduct to Copley Lane Bridge.

The selection of pictures were taken along the banks of the Calder & Hebble Navigation Canal at Copley, West Yorkshire. They were taken between 2014 and the present day over a distance of 2 furlongs (0.25m / 0.4km) between bridge 6 Copley Railway Viaduct and number 7 Copley Lane Bridge.

There are a total of 19 pictures, 7 of which can be seen only on Clickasnap via the links below, and a further 12 available to view here or on Flickr.

Copley Viaduct to the Road Bridge on the Calder & Hebble Canal.
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The picture shows the canal eastward taken with my back to an out of view viaduct along the tow path. The picture was taken on the 1st February 2014 using a Polaroid iS2132 bridge camera, and is a sepia image.

Shows a colour image of the canal looking west along it's bank taken on the 11th June 2016 using  Nikon d3300 SLR camera.

Taken on the 1st February 2014 using a Polaroid iS2132 bridge Camera. It shows a colour picture taken looking east about half way along the canal bank.

Colour picture of the road bridge over the canal taken on the 1st February 2014 using a Polaroid iS2132 Bridge Camera.

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Copley Viaduct and the Canal.

Calder & Hebble Canal Path at Copley 2.

Flower at Copley on the Canal.
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Taken using a Polaroid iS2132 bridge camera on the 13th June 2015 as a narrowboat was passing under the arch of the Copley Viaduct.

Taken on the 13th June 2015 on the side of the canal, there was a flock of geese with what was I think 7 young geese and the 2 adult geese I assume to be the parents.

A black and white picture taken on the 7th May 2017 looking along the canal path.

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Canal At Copley, West Yorkshire.

Copley Road Bridge.

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Marsden Railway Station.

Marsden Railway Station is a train halt on the Huddersfield Line serving the village of Marsden, West Yorkshire. It is the last stop in Yorkshire on the line that connects Huddersfield with Manchester.

There are 11 pictures taken at and around the station. They can be seen on Flickr and Clickasnap and were taken in March 2015. There are 8 pictures on Flickr and here in the album below,

Marsden Railway Station
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The station pictured from the end of platform 1 looking towards the bridge and entrances.

The picture was taken from Station Road Bridge looking down on to lock 42E on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal with Platform 3 at the station visible beyond the trees.

Taken from Station Road Bridge looking down on to Platform 1 and 2 as trains were stopped in the station.

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Marsden Station Platform 2.

The station opened on the 1st August 1849, originally having 4 platforms, Platform 2 and 3 being an island platform and platform 4 sited near the current location of Platform 3. Platform 3 and 4 were removed in the early 1960's and the station was threatened with closure in 1968. The current platform 3 was added during the 1980's in the former good sidings and this is the only step free access to the station. There are limited facilities with small shelters, no toilet facilities, electric information boards and the station is unmanned.

Train Approaching Marsden Railway Station.

Marsden Railway Station Platform 3.

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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Stoodley Pike Hill and Monument.

Stoodley Pike is a hill that overlooks the town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire. It is notable for the presence of the Stoodley Pike monument at it's summit. The hill and monument give outstanding views across the Calder Valley, with it's height letting you see for miles on a clear day.

The hill stands approx. 1300 feet (400m) in the South Pennines above the villages of Mankinholes and Lumbutts, not far from Withens Clough Reservoir. The monument is what the makes the hill notable as it can be seen for quite a distance along the valley bottom and even further amongst the surrounding hills.

Stoodley Pike Monument was designed in 1854 by James Green and completed in 1856 as the Crimean War was ending. It replaced an earlier monument completed in 1815 commemorating the defeat of Napoleon, which again is thought to have replaced an even earlier monument near the site. The cause of the 1815 structures collapse is due weathering and a lightning strike, the replacement was built further away from the edge due to this. The monument was repaired in the 1890's and during this a lightning conductor was added. Considering it's exposed position and the numerous lightning strikes that have hit it, the monument is in good structural condition.

The monument features a balcony area (Approx. 40ft above the ground)  accessible via a internal spiral staircase of 39 steps. The steps are very dark so a torch really is needed to climb up these. A grill has been added to allow some light in to the stairs but I have always found this useless. The entrance to the stairs facers north and above it there is an faded inscription that reads as follows,

STOODLEY PIKE
A BEACON MONUMENT
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
COMMENCED IN 1814 TO COMMEMORATE
THE SURRENDER OF PARIS TO THE ALLIES
AND FINISHED AFTER THE BATTLE OF
WATERLOO WHEN PEACE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1815.
BY A STRANGE COINCIDENCE
THE PIKE FELL ON THE DAY THE RUSSIAN
AMBASSADOR LEFT LONDON BEFORE THE
DECLARATION OF WAR WITH RUSSIA IN 1854.
WAS REBUILT WHEN PEACE WAS RESTORED IN
1856.
RESTORED AND LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR FIXED IN
1889.













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Sowerby Bridge Railway Station (updates)

I have previously posted about Sowerby Bridge Railway Station and the pictures I have taken there, I recently added a couple of pictures and they in addition to the others can be seen below.













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Sunday, 14 January 2018

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 Navigation Canal between Copley Footbridge and Copley Railway Viaduct. The distance between the bridges is only 1.75 furlongs (0.2mile / 0.35kms) and I have walked it many times take plenty of pictures over the last 4 years.

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Copley Footbridge to Viaduct along the Calder & Hebble.
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Calder & hebble Between Copley Footbridge and Viaduct 2.

Calder & Hebble Tow Path 2.





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Footpath under Copley Railway Viaduct

Copley Viaduct Arching Up

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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Snow at Mearclough Bridge.

I have previously posted about Mearclough Bridge with 16 pictures featured taken around the bridge over the last 4 years. These pictures were taken during a recent snowfall that landed on Calderdale at the bridge. To see my previous post on the bridge look here. As well as pictures it features a little on the history of the crossing.

The snow fell on the 29th December and was a few inches deep, although by the end of the same day heavy rain had followed and washed the snow from lower ground away. There are a total of 9 pictures to view from this set. There are 3 available only on Clickasnap via the links below as well as 6 to view here and on Flickr. They were taken using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera.

Snow at Mearclough Bridge
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Taken from the centre of the bridge looking west towards Mearclough Wear. It shows the River Calder during the snow fall.

Taken from alongside the canal bridge north of the river crossing. The picture looks across Mearclough Bridge during the first light coverings of snow.

Looking from the south east corner of the bridge along the River Calder as the snow was falling.

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The River Calder East from Mearclough Bridge 

Cross Roads at Mearclough Bridges.
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