Saturday, 13 February 2021

Old and New - Photo's and Postcards of Brotton, Skipton and Walsden

 Put together using images I have collected or taken these are 3 recent videos - slideshows I have uploaded to YouTube.

Old Photo's of  Brotton.

Brotton is a village in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland in the North of England. Their has been a settlement here since before the Domesday Book was completed in 1086 and name Brotton means Brook Farm. The village has a population of approx. 5400 which is a largely down on it's peak which was when the area was given over to the mining of ironstone, this decreased in the early part of the 20th century and the last mine closed in 1954. The pictures are postcards I have collected or public domain .

Old Skipton in Picture Postcards.

Skipton is a market town in North Yorkshire, it has a population of approx. 14600 and is passed through by the River Aire, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and the Airedale Railway Line. These pictures were again put together using postcards I have collected.

Walsden in Pictures.

Walsden is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire. It has a population of approx. 5200 and is passed through by Walsden Water which flows in to the River Calder, the Rochdale Canal, the A6033 Rochdale Road and the town has a Railway Station on the Caldervale Line. Although now part of West Yorkshire, Walsden was historically part of Lancashire and administered by Rochdale Corporation. All the pictures were taken by me in August 2017.

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Lanzarote - Videos from 2013

 These are a set of short recordings taken by my daughter and me whilst in Lanzarote whilst on holiday there in 2013. At the time I had just started to take an interest in photography and I had never filmed anything in my life, but I wanted some memories of the holiday and some of the places we visited so gave it a go. They were filmed using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

The first clip was filmed from the Penas Del Cache, the highest public viewing point on Lanzarote, their is an area of the island that was a little higher but if my memory is correct it was only accessible by the military. 


The area I was filming from was a car park for a restaurant and offered unobstructed views down to sea level approx. 670 metres below, I was on an organised trip of the island during the day. It's a popular destination for stargazers as there is limited light pollution and in the summer season the constellations of Sagitarius and Scorpius stand out.

The following clips were taken on a visit to the Aquarium Lanzarote. Situated in Costa Teguise a short walk from the hotel we were staying at.

The Aquarium was not overly large but was an enjoyable experience. Whilst having many different species of marine animals they do try to concentrate on the ones more local to the Canary Islands.

The following clips were taken at the Rancho Texas Park. The animal park has a couple of  daytime shows featuring sea lions and birds of prey, not together.


The following clip was taken at Timanfaya national park.


There are also some slideshow videos of the island that can be seen on my YouTube channel, just search Lanzarote on my clips.

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