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Tue 18  Apr 20017

This afternoon we said goodbye to our friend and historian colleague Rosemary Boyd (1943-2017)
As expected the memorial and celebration of her life, which was held at Charnock Richard Crematorium, was attended by so many that after filling the chapel people had to stand outside.

Rosemary Boyd (1943-2017)

Charnock Richard Crematorium

Charnock Richard Crematorium
Sat 15  Apr 20017
Today's third Chorley Grand Prix Cycle Race was won by Preston rider Ian Bibby who also won the first in 2015 year. After a solo ride in the closing miles he managed to extend his lead to 2min 53sec by the time he crossed the line on Park Road. The strong winds caused lots of problems for those riders who lost contact with the main bunch. Even the main field was split into several groups by the end.  

Ian Bibby wins the 2017 Chorley Grand Prix Cycle Race

On the start line

School Lane, Brinscall

Passing Hillside Methodist Church, Brinscall

Music at Hillside

Graham Cutler and Michael Brennan riding nowhere for the duration of the race.

Riding up Dole Ln., Abbey Village

Getting a time check
Mon 10  Apr 20017
The Duke of York, Chorley Old Road, Whittle-le-Woods.
The contractors are now on site (Mon 10 Apr 2017) to start the demolition. The first job is to reclaim the slates. I managed to get permission to photograph the interior before the demolition started.
Sun 09  Apr 20017

While out for a bike ride along the A674 Feniscowles on my way to Pleasington I came to a road closure. Being on a bike I continued and found they were cutting a large tree down near the Pleasington turn off. A huge crane was being used.
Sat 08  Apr 20017

A lovely sunny day for a bike ride via St Peter's Church, Belmont

Some recent hedge laying on Town Lane by the Canal
Fri 07  Apr 20017

Frank's house porch now has the lamp back outside

The Duke of York, Chorley Old Rd., Whittle-le-Woods is about to be demolished 
Tue 04  Apr 20017

A sunny evening walk through Cuerden Valley Park
Sun 02  Apr 20017
Out for a cycle ride via Great Harwood
Memorial Clock Towerin Gt Harwood, 1903, to John Mercer (1791-1866) industrial chemist, inventor of "mercerisation"

Cycling through Blackburn

An evening walk along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Conventional photo of the towpath and then treated with Topaz labs software
Sat 01  Apr 20017
Tonights musical treat by Tarleton and District Brass Band in Whittle-le-Woods Village Hall included some delightful arrangements.
Who'd have thought that the 1962 no.1 hit "Nut Rocker" by B. Bumble and the Stingers would suit a brass band? Well it did. It was originally modified from Tchaikovsky's "March" from the Nutcracker Suite.
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