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Sun 12  Nov 2017
It was dark, clear and cold for my Sunday evening walk along the Leeds and Liverpool canal. I took some night photos at Whittle Springs and the bridge at Town Lane with my bike lamp to illuminate the foreground.

Whittle Springs bottom lock

Canal from Town Lane

Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Whittle Springs

It was a lovely sunny day for my walk to Withnell Fold to attend the Remembrance Sunday service in the memorial garden at 12 noon.
After an introduction by the Minister there were readings by Sophie and Joe.
Adjacent to the village used to be Withnell Fold Paper Mill. It produced high quality paper continuously from 1844 to 1967.
During WW1 83 men from the mill enlisted and 14 were killed.
During WW2 65 men & 1 woman enlisted and 5 men were killed.

Joe, Minister & Sophie
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

From "Ode of Remembrance" taken from Laurence Binyon's poem, "For the Fallen"

It is important that sacrifices in all conflicts are not forgotten.

Withnell Fold Memorial Garden
Sat 11  Nov 2017
The Sat 11th Nov 2017, 11am Armistice Day remembrance silence at the Clayton & Whittle-le-Woods War memorial was attended by several of the local residents. Afterwards Cllr Eric Bell and Bill Yates took several of the small wooden crosses into the adjacent St Johnís graveyard to place them by some of the graves of a few of those killed and buried locally in the two World Wars. Of the 183 who went to war 118 were killed or died of their wounds.

Whittle and Clayton-le-Woods War Memorial

Eric and Bill

In St John's graveyard
Fri 10  Nov 2017

Wheal Betsy Engine House

Walking in the Dartmoor area. Todayís walk started by visiting the Wheal Betsy Engine House. The ancient silver-lead mine was re-opened in 1806. It was worked by water power until 1868 when this building was erected to house a Cornish Beam Pumping Engine. Until its closure in 1877 all pumping, winding and crushing or ore was done by steam power.

Made from silver from the mine 

On Brent Tor is the 13th century Church of St Michael de Rupe (of the Rock), Brentor, Devon.

Church interior 

Brent Tor
 and Church of St Michael.
Thu 09  Nov 2017
Clapper Bridge at Postbridge. probably dating from the 13th century.
I started todays walk in the Dartmoor area at Postbridge. I crossed this amazing Clapper Bridge over the East Dart River. Its slabs are over four metres (13 ft) long, two metres (6 ft 6 in) wide and weigh over eight tons each, making the bridge passable to a small cart. It was first recorded in 1380 but is probably older and was built to facilitate the transportation of Dartmoor tin by pack horses to the stannary town of Tavistock.
Tue 07  Nov 2017

A rainy walk along the Leeds & Liverpool canal this morning was still quite colourful.


Sun 05  Nov 2017
Bonfire night and managed to find a fire on Marsh Lane, Brindle
I had a choice; finish off some jobs in the house or head off for a local walk to enjoy the sunshine and late autumn colours. The correct decision was made and I headed off through Cuerden Valley with a packed lunch & my camera.
St Helen's Well memorial cross, Birchin Lane

Above Cuerden Valley
Sat 04  Nov 2017
A evening walk via Birchin Lane and Town Lane

Birchin Lane after the rain

Hardy drinkers at the Top Lock
drinking outside
Thu 02  Nov 2017
A view of the Langdales from Glaramara
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