Here's to the hundreds of volunteer divers who spent hours underwater to raise thousands of bits and pieces from the wreck of the Mary Rose...
Friday, 29 May 2015
New Staffordshire Hoard findings! 1500 pieces of gold have been reassembled, revealing images of moustachioed Anglo Saxon gents. Meticulous renovation work continues on the tiny gold fragments to restore and piece together a very rare find- an almost intact Anglo Saxon helmet. Also, there's this pommel grip with a unique design....
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Singalonga Sound of Music, Holmfirth Picturedrome-top evening's entertainment in the company of the intrepid Fay Wheatcroft, the original Lonely Goatherd. Here's part of my outfit, minus cowbell, costumes courtesy of the Aladdin's cave that is B Authentic, Unit 13, Denard Industrial Estate, Tanyard Road, Milnsbridge. See: www.b-authentic.com
Well this year's Eurovision was decidedly dull. No unicycles, exploding dresses or Benny Hill-style Polish milkmaids and the only bearded lady was last year's winner. Highlight of the night was when Supertramp-alikes set fire to the piano. Good news though, despite everyone's best efforts, Russia's wailing woman was held off at the last minute by the Swedes. (UK deux points for Manhattan Transfer on acid )
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Saturday, 9 May 2015
Here's where we stayed in 1978 on our epic Coast to Coast Walk. We stayed at Scarborough Youth Hostel , an extra day. Kirkby Stephen, I think was the old school master's house and there were no meals . On our 20 mile walk to get there, we and gathered wild mushrooms and bilberries for breakfast the next day and went to the chip shop for tea!
Friday, 8 May 2015
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Monday, 4 May 2015
Dorothy Well, Portinscale, a memorial to Dorothy Christain (1730-1772). Daughter of the Vicar of Crosthwaite, Keswick, Dorothy was an invalid, who liked to watch the horses at the well from her cottage window. Reverend Christian was the uncle of Fletcher Christian of "Mutiny on the Bounty" fame...