Afternoon Tea Treasure Hunt


When the Afternoon Tea you had round at a friends house yesterday afternoon made you go to find the bakery it came from Needs must - a trip to Great Ecclestone where we spotted several places of interest including this Indian restaurant menu still in the display case of a building now for sale: The …

Heritage issues ‘at risk’ alert on Heywood mill building


It was such a shame to read this article today in the local rag we used to buy back home. I lived just up the road from Crimble Mill and remember when it was in operation. It closed some years before we left UK to live permanently in Cyprus. An old mill has been identified …

Captured on camera, Google Earth – are you on it?


I love this Google Street View thingy with the little man that you can pop along the street for a mooch around. I was looking at one particular area this evening and came across photos of some people out and about in the Abbots Langley area of Hertfordshire, UK; which then led me on to …

Gravy wrestling – I’ve seen it all now!


So, my friend Kathy tells us lots about her life in a tiny mill town in Lancashire where the houses are all made of stone. But this weekend when she was telling us about the gravy wrestling contest that was due to take place near Rossendale I have to admit, I did start to think …

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