Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Todmorden Unitarian Church.

Todmorden Unitarian Church is a redundant Unitarian church, now under the management of the historic chapels trust, which is located at Honey Hole Road, OL14 6LE, near the centre of Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Work started on the church in 1865 paid for by brothers, Joshua, John and Samuel who built the church in the memory of there father "Honest John" John Fielden at a cost of £35,000 (equivalent to £3,074,555 at June 2017 on land that the family owned and only using the best materials they could find and in a gothic style with a tall imposing spire. The first sermon was in April 1869 and the church was continuously in use until 1987 when it fell in to disrepair due to decay and vandalism. In 1994 the Historic Chapels Trust took over the church and started a £1,000,000 refurbishment and repair program and the church began services began again in 2008. Grade I listed status was granted on the 22nd November 1966.

I have visited the church grounds on many occasions and the following images are the result of those visits, using several different cameras and at different times of the year.




















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Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Calder & Hebble Navigation. Halifax Branch Canal.


The Halifax Branch of the Calder & Hebble canal is an approx. half mile waterway that stretchers from Salterhebble junction / locks to the Watermill bar at Salterhebble Wharf.

The canal opened in 1828 and rose through 14 locks to end at Bailey Hall close to where the train station and Eureka museum now stands. The Halifax Branch fell in to disuse with the rise of firstly railways and the road transport and the section from Salterhebble Wharf to Bailey Hall was abandoned in 1942 and this has now become a cycle / pedestrian route known as the Hebble Trail with a little evidence that it was once a canal.

There is a little support for reopening this stretch of canal to help boost tourism in Halifax and a more enlightened council may look at these proposals but sadly with limited finance, and an unambitious local authority this is unlikely to ever happen.

There are a total of 13 pictures to view, they can be seen below or on Clickasnap where they are full size, resolution and un-watermarked. They were taken on the 9 April 2017 using a Nikon d3300 camera.

The start of the Halifax Branch, Salterhebble Locks are just to the
left of the picture out of sight. The bridge in the distance carries the
Halifax - Brighouse stretch of railway and crossers the canal which is
heading in the direction of Sowerby Bridge.


Wakefield Road Bridge. The canal brakes off to the left just beyond the bridge
through Salterhebble Locks in the direction of Brighouse.

The abutment to the right used to support a bridge that crossed the
canal here. The bridge has long since been removed.



Salterhebble Moorings can be seen in the distance. Tihs
is where the canal now ends.



To the right of the Watermill Bar is Salterhebble Tunnel. The canal continued through
 there and immediately entered lock 1 of the 14 on exiting the tunnel. The stone lock
walls can still be seen.

The modern day end of the Halifax Branch Canal. The Watermill Bar and
 Restaurant occupies what was the site of Salterhebble Mills. There is
also a Premier Inn hotel on the site,



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Monday, 29 May 2017

Rishworth Branch Line album updates.

Further to my post (6th May 2016) of pictures taken along the closed Rishworth Branch line I have now added an additional 16 pictures taken between Sowerby Bridge and Triangle.

There are now 21 pictures available to view on Flickr and an additional 14 on Clickasnap.

This album on can be viewed using the arrows or by clicking the picture to view full size on Flickr. (opens in another window)

The Remains of the Rishworth Branch Line.


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These are just 5 of the 14 pictures available to view or buy on Clickasnap. Click here to view the album. (Opens in another window)

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Costa Teguise, Photographs with a Samsung Tablet.

Costa Teguise is a purpose built tourist city on the south eastern side of the Island of Lanzarote. It was built during the 1970's under the guidance of Cesar Manrique and grew popular during the 1980's with European tourists. There is 5 different beaches within a short distance of the centre and everywhere on the island is accessible from here. The things I remember most are the people who worked in the hotels and local shops and cafes were some of the friendliest I have met whilst travelling. The weather was also memorable in that whilst it was always warm the mornings always started cloudy and the constant wind which meant it really lived up to it's name Breezy Teguise. I would return to Lanzarote in a heartbeat.

These pictures were taken in Costa Teguise and are featured on Flickr and Clickasnap. There are 11 different pictures to view and they were taken using a Samsung Galaxy tablet in July 2013. This holiday to Lanzarote is what made inspired me to take up photography as a hobby and I still enjoy it 4 years later.

There are 8 to view on Flickr either by using the arrows or clicking the picture to view full size there.

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Asquith Bottom Mills, Sowerby Bridge

Asquith Bottom Mills is a mixed use industrial estate at Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire built up around a former (depending on the era) carpet, wire, woollen mill. The mill was originally built by William Edlestons and I still remember the red neon sign with there name across the roof during the 1980's (sadly now gone).

The pictures below were taken in November 2013 using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.




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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Birmingham Carriage Works Sign

The Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company was a railway locomotive and carriage builder, founded in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom in 1854. The company also made aeroplanes, gliders, buses and tanks. The original company closed in 1963 and was reformed in June 2014 as a not-for-profit organisation to rebuild prototype locomotives from the 1960's no loner in existence. (This partial info was taken from Wikipedia. The full page can be viewed by clicking here.

I was delivering to a warehouse where the sign was in my job as a HGV driver on the 22 January 2014 and took the picture using my Samsung Galaxy Tablet. The picture has been watermarked and reduced in quality and size. To see the unaltered original picture please click the link underneath and view on Clickasnap,

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Birmingham Carriage Works Sign.

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The Cova de Can Marca, Port de San Miquel, Ibiza.

Or in English the Can Marca Cave in the Port of San Miguel, Ibiza. These are so far my only attempt at underground or low light photography and the results are a mixed bag. There are only a total of 23 pictures that are at all viewable out of over 100 taken in the caves so I have listed them on to Flickr and Clickasnap. The pictures were taken on the 12th July 2014 using a Polaroid iS2132 digital bridge camera.

Firstly a little on the caves. Upon arrival there is a little café waiting area where you wait to be taken down into the caves in groups, these are sorted in to whichever language you speak. The caves are not accessible for people with wheelchairs, pushchairs and with limited mobility as the are a number steps down and up from the entrance - exit. The tour takes approx. 30 - 40 minutes and is not the most informative but is still worth a visit as the tunnels through the caves are lit in a variety of colours and there is a waterfall / laser light show as part of the tour. It's a holiday so what else are you going to do to pass the time.

Cova de Can Marca, San Miguel, Ibiza.
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The following information is taken from the information leaflet available at the caves.
From the first viewpoint, there is a panoramic view over the bay of the Puerto San Miguel, also known as Puerto Balanzat, with the Murada island in the background. Following a path cut out of the rocks, one reaches the mouth of the cave approx. 12 metres above sea level which is the start of the tour.
The cave is over 100000 years old. It was formed by earth faults and has been shaped by ice ages and tropical heat waves. The cavity known as Can Marca was discovered by smugglers, who used to it to hide there their goods.
Upon leaving the caves there are again a large number of steps to climb back to the restaurant - waiting area.

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This picture looks down towards the caves entrance from the café - waiting area.







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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Ruskins View and Sunshine Over A Happy Valley.



Ruskin's View.

Sun Shines over a Happy Valley.

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

The Remains of the Rishworth Branch Line.


These are a collection of photographs taken in a number of spells along what remains of the Rishworth Branch Line. There are 2 albums to view on Flickr and Clickasnap each containing a different set of pictures.

The Rishworth Branch Line was a railway that ran from Sowerby Bridge to Rishworth through the Ryburn Valley for a length of approx. 4 miles. There was an original plan to extend the line through to Littleborough under Rishworth Moor but despite surveys being completed this was never undertaken. It was built to double track standard with this in mind but the 2nd track was mainly used to store carriages and engines.  The line features stations at Sowerby Bridge, Triangle, Ripponden with Barkisland, Rishworth and from 1907 a halt at Watson's Mill Crossing. Completed in 1878 passengers were only carried until 1929 when due to the rise in trams and buses this became unviable. Freight ceased to be carried from Rishworth in 1952 and the whole line closed in 1958 with the tracks lifted shortly after.

There is surprisingly a lot of the bridges still present with only Ripponden Bank bridge, a footbridge near Kebroyd and the trestle bridge at Rishworth long since removed. There are still platform remains at Rishworth and the Scar Head Tunnel (542 metres) are still to be found along the line, although neither are easily accessible. In all the line featured 14 crossing, a tunnel, 2 underpasses, and 5 stations.

Whilst some parts belong to private owners and are not accessible large parts of the former track bed are a public bridleway / footpath and make for a pleasant woodland walk.

The albums on both Clickasnap (Rishworth Branch) and Flickr (Rishworth Branch) are currently being added to so not all pictures can be viewed yet so please keep checking. I've hundreds that have  taken along the former line so will be adding regularly over the next few weeks.

The Remains of the Rishworth Branch Line.

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Water Channel on the Closed Rishworth Branch Line.

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The Arch Bridge.

Rishworth Branch Line Trackbed 1.

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