Sunday, 29 July 2018

Stocksmoor Railway Station.

Stocksmoor is a small village station approx. 6 miles south of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, which opened along with the rest of the line on the 1st July 1850. It has been unstaffed since 1966 with only a small passenger demand averaging approx. 450 people using the station per week. This is the last stop north or first south where the track is doubled, the majority of the line having been single track since 1989. It is doubled until the next stop at Shepley to allow trains to pass each other safely.
These pictures were taken on the 21st May 2016 using a Nikon d3300 SLR Camera. There are 11 pictures in total with 7 available here and on Flickr, with another 4 exclusive to Clickasnap only via the links below.

Stocksmoor Railway Station
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Station Road Bridge from Stocksmoor Station.

Stocksmoor Station Southwards.

Shelter at Stocksmoor Railway Station.

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Saturday, 28 July 2018

A Copley Winter Fall

Copley inter is a set of pictures taken around St Stephens Church, Wilson Bridge and the entrance to North Dean Woods at Copley. The pictures were taken at the end of a recent snowfall on the 29 December 2017 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera.

St Stephens Church, opened in1865 for the people who lived in the nearby model village. It is accessed now by crossing the Wilson Bridge over the River Calder, but when originally it was accessed via the then Copley Toll Bridge which was destroyed by flooding in the Calder Valley on Boxing Day 2015. The church is accessible on selected days now having closed in 1993, on this day it was closed and as I was only passing I only pictured the side that fronts on to North Dean Road.

The other notable building pictured is the former toll house for Copley Bridge. The house is a private dwelling that for many years was owned by a Mr Graham Wilson, who's name is given to it's replacement crossing when it opened in 2017. The name was selected by local schoolchildren. The toll house built in the 19th century is Grade II listed and sits opposite the lych gate entrance to St Stephens.








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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Todmorden Town Hall.

Todmorden Town Hall is a neo-classical Grade I listed building. Building work commenced in 1860 and the hall went through many changes with architect James Green being the original designer, work stooped in the 1860's due to legal and financial problems, before the Fielden family purchased the land and hall in January 1866 at auction. John Gibson of Westminster was then appointed to redesign the building which was completed and opened on 3rd April 1875 at a cost of £54,000.

The building was built across the Lancashire - Yorkshire county boundary to help unite the rivalries, although this boundary was moved on the 1st January 1888, bringing the hall and the town of Todmorden within the Yorkshire county fully.

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Todmorden Town Hall.

Rooftops of Todmorden.

Around Todmorden Town Hall.

Todmorden Town Hall beyond the Trees.

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Sealife Videos Part 2

Part 2 of my video clips recorded on a recent visit to the Sealife Attraction at Blackpool, I will just put the clips here and if you would like to see the original 4 videos and post click here.






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Sealife Videos Part 1

These are a series of short recordings I made whilst recently visiting a sea conservation attraction, Sealife in Blackpool. Although some would consider the entrance fee of £58.50 expensive I thought it provided value for money and was worth it, this was for myself, my wife and daughter to enter the attraction and to gain access behind the scenes to the medical and feeding areas. There are a total of 9 short clips available here and on YouTube that vary in length from 14 seconds to 56 seconds and feature many different types of sea life including stingrays, Sharks, fish and even a turtle who doing his best to hide near the top of the tank out of view.

These were recorded on the 17th July using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera. The background music was added from the YouTube catalogue and is Calm by Silent Partner. Just improves the feel of the clips as there is a lot of background noise from people otherwise.






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Brearley, West Yorkshire

Brearley is a small hamlet that sits between the mainline railway and A646 Burnley Road between Luddendenfoot and Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire.

Brearley features a former Baptist Chapel which opened in the 1800's although closure of the mills led to the congregation falling as people left the area. Eventually the church closed and was converted to apartments. Not far from here on the route 66 cycleway in the direction of Mytholmroyd is a memorial to William Deighton, he was a tax inspector who became responsible for the Halifax area in April 1759. He noticed that his collections often contained clipped coins and having investigated, he began to pursue the notorious Cragg Vale Coiners, 2 of which Robert Thomas and Matthew Normington shot and killed Deighton in November 1769 in Swires Road, Halifax. They were acquitted the following August, but justice was eventually served when charged and executed for highway robbery in 1774.

There are 2 18th century bridges at Brearley, 1 over the River Calder and another over the Rochdale Canal.

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Brearley. August 2016.
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River Calder and Brearley Bridge.

Woodland Opening

House at Brearley.
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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Dixon Scar Woods, Sowerby Bridge.

Dixon Scar Woods, also known locally Dixy Woods is a small woodland Nr Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. It stretchers up a small hillside from the valley bottom alongside the River Calder at Hollins Mill to below Sowerby Bridge Cemetery. The mainline railway runs directly underneath the woods through Dixy Tunnel (Cemetery Tunnel) with fields Sowerby Bridge Cricket club and the river at the bottom of the wood. There are many paths through the trees in all directions but on the day I was there I followed one from the bridge over the River Calder at Hollins Mill along a route that led through the lower part of the wood and along the river's edge to Tenterfields Business Park between Sowerby Bridge and Luddenden Foot.

There are a total of 27 pictures to view taken on the 2nd September 2017. 8 can be viewed exclusively on Clickasnap where they can also be purchased as downloads and prints with prices starting at either free or £0.50. The other 19 can be seen below or on Flickr. They were taken using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera.

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Dixon Scar Woods, September 2017
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River Calder towards Sowerby Bridge.

River Calder at Dixie Woods.

Path at Dixie Woods

Monkey Bridge, Tenterfields.

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Bridge over the River Calder at Tenterfields

Field at Dixon Scar Woods, Sowerby Bridge

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Monday, 16 July 2018

Broad Street Plaza, Halifax

Broad Street Plaza is a mixed use development featuring bars, restaurants, hotel, gym, health centre and cinema complex. Planned for many years by the local authority on the site of a former car park, it was finally completed and opened in 2012. Not all units are currently filled but the complex offers enough alternatives for a pleasant night out.

The tenants include Vue Cinemas, Pure Gym, NHS, Premier Inn and the bar - restaurants are currently Beefeater, Frankie & Benny's, Nando's, Pizza Express, TGI Fridays, and Wetherspoons The Percy Shaw. 

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Broad Street Plaza
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Beefeater and Premier Inn at Broad Street Plaza, Halifax

Artist's Impression of Broad Street Plaza

Vue Cinema, Broad Street Plaza.


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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Watford North Railway Station.

A small selection of pictures taken using the camera on my Sony Experia phone on Monday 9th July 2018, as I was passing. There are a total of 13 pictures which can be seen here, on Flickr, and on Clickasnap.

Watford North railway station is a single platform halt on the Abbey Line serving the northern suburbs of Watford, Hertfordshire. Originally opened as Callowland Station in 1910 to serve the growing residential and industrial areas rowing up around the north Watford area. Renamed as Watford North in 1927 the station and line survived a closure threat during the Beeching era during the early 60's having been reduced to unmanned halts prior to this. In 2009 a plan was announced to switch the line to light rail using trams which was abandoned in 2012, there have also been plans over recent years to run diesel locomotives along the line instead of electric but as yet these have not been implemented.






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