Affectionately known as the “Dukes Cut” the Bridgewater Canal was the first canal built in the UK that didn’t follow an original watercourse. It opened on 17th July 1761 to take the duke of Bridgewater’s coal to Manchester and a later route through Cheshire to the Staffordshire Potteries. It was built under the guidance ofContinue reading “Bridgewater, Brindley and Lord Foster”
Another milestone in the story of FC united of Manchester, they drew today 1-1 with Brighton a team 95 places above them in the English league structure. We watched the live game on television at a cricket club in Flixton. The club were only allocated 845 tickets to the game, Brighton prefering to leave theirContinue reading “It will be all over by Christmas II”
Sarah, Olly and I went tonight to watch FC United in a charity match against a local team whose ground was next to a group of houses which were completly destroyed in a recent gas explosion, the proceeds were to go to the families who had lived there. There was two television crews and severalContinue reading “It will be all over by Christmas”
Oh what a joy to be back in England, after a good trip back through France we arrived at the hotel in Kent which was surrounded by fast food joints and a cinema, Karen insisted we eat at ‘Frankie and Bennys’, she had eaten there before and liked the food. Both our meals were lessContinue reading “A depressing camping trip”
Another image from last night. We are about to leave for England so I am looking forward to photographing some new subject matter, Lafitole and the views of the Pyrenees are a bit exhausted at the moment.
We went to a concert in Marciac tonight to see the American blues singer Eric Bibb, someone I have wanted to see for a long time. I smiled and had a tear in my eye all the way through, Karen had never heard of him before but was bowled over and became an instant fan.
On yesterdays trip into Spain after the trip to the supermarket to buy cheap wine etc we went back into France over the Col to see the snow and take some photographs, we were reminded that even in this beautiful and peaceful area they is the threat of violence. At the junction up to theContinue reading “snow”
This is a photo I took some time ago in Derbyshire UK, I came across it yesterday and thought I would share it here, well it makes me happy looking at it.
Another photo from last week of our Mayor on November 11th reading out the letter sent to every mayor in France from the President. I have been busy completing my assignment for my photography course and neglected taking new photos so must try harder this week, we are nipping across to Spain Thursday to buyContinue reading “Letter from Sarko”
The graves at Lafitole after all souls day.