Sunday, 29 March 2015

Rifle Shooting From a Kneeling Postion

Kullervo Leskinen, World title holder for Rifle Shooting From a Kneeling Postion, 1949 and a hot favourite for the Helsinki Olympics. Dad didn't see the rifle shooting, but did see Emil Zátopek  the only runner to win the 5,000m, the 10,000m and the marathon at the same Olympic Games....

Hull to Helsinki

Dad's trip to the Helsinki Olympics in 1952....aged 16 he sailed on the Russian ship SS Beloostrav, from Hull to Helsinki via Stockholm and the Kiel Canal......

Helsinki, 1952

Copper dish from Dad's trip to the Helsinki Olympics in 1952, aged 16 years. Waiting on tables at his parent's boarding house near the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, he'd impressed a Finnish chap studying at Bradford Technical College and got himself an invitation of a lifetime to visit the Nystrom family for the Summer in Helsinki........

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Friends of Longley Woods

Farewell to Stephen Priest, founder member of Friends of Longley Woods

Golden Nuggets

Gold  Rush- there's gold in them there sewers! Precious metals down the drain- sewage sludge apparently contains gold, silver and platinum in sufficient quantities to make extraction a viable commercial enterprise.........must look for that Aunty mable and Pippin clip- hang on:

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Cracked Glaze

Pottery fragment found on Bronze expedition, with a picture of a mill and the words "confectionary works". Possibly the Lion's Confectionary factory near Cleckheaton.....dug up in a field near Huddersfield Narrow canal, below Dalton Bank


Awaiting sight of Bronze expedition group above Gregory's, en route to Charlotte's Ice cream parlour

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Dancing Sodoku Fish

Dancing, eating fish and doing Sudoku puzzles wards off dementia apparently. Well 2 out of 3 ain't bad

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Поздравляю тебя с днём женщин!

Happy 8th of March
(International Women's Day)
восьмым марта
(s vas-miym mar-ta)
Поздравляю тебя с днём женщин!(pa-zdra-vlya-yoo ti-bya z dnyom zhyen-shchin)

Junior Dictionary

Brave New Words ....see earlier post, Natural World Words.....

Fox In Box

Well Done on passing driving test and congrats on your first car (VW Fox, maybe a camper van next time?!)

Saturday, 7 March 2015

I Can think Of Nothing Else But This Machine

I saw a £50 note for the first time (not mine!) and was interested to see the quotes on the back.........