A few weeks ago, we had our second trip to Canada. Whilst in Banff we ate at Sky Bistro and celebrated the Sunset Festival. Sky Bistro sits on the summit of Sulphur Mountain and is only accessible (unless you're a mountain goat) by the Banff Gondola. The gondola takes you the 2,292 feet to the … Continue reading Sky Bistro and Sunset Festival.
History of the Line.The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Line opened initially in 1867, funded by the local wealthy mill owners and formed part of the Midland Railway. In 1948, it became part of British Rail. Fortunes declined with the rise of competition from the roads and the line closed in 1962. Local opposition to … Continue reading The Haworth Haddock:- KWVR
"Once the travel bug has bitten there is no antidote, and I know i shall be happily infected for the rest of my life." Michael Palin Back in 2011, Richard famously (in our family) told a Thomas Cook holiday rep, "we don't go on package holidays. We're independent travellers." What is an independent traveller? It … Continue reading An Independent Traveller
I was named after an old Irish song, famously sung by John McCormack, Joseph Locke and also my Grandad, John Tarpy. My Grandfather made this song into a record and there is where my name came from. As far as I am aware, there are no longer any copies of his record in existence. It … Continue reading The Story of My Name – Part 2
Maire- pronounced Moyer Oh the years I have had to contend with an unusual name. As a child, my main gripe was that I could never find a keyring with my name on it. I know it's not a a big deal, but as a seven year old, unable to find stationary with your name … Continue reading The Story of My Name – Part 1
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