From A Small Place

Red is the Postbox

Posted on 19th January 2018 in From A Small Place

The postbox on Yockenthwaite bridge had a new coat of paint last year and I hadn’t realised just how bright and ‘red’ it was until I took this snowy picture earlier today.   It is a little worse for wear, but for a roadside postbox of over 60 years of age it’s probably not surprising. I

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New Year, Old Traditions

Posted on 10th January 2018 in From A Small Place

I have always taken down my Christmas decorations on January 6th.  My mum did, my nana did and I have always done the same, I have never questioned it, the 6th is twelfth night; but is it? This year, after reading an article in the newspaper I am beginning to wonder: It looks as though

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Tales From Afar

Posted on 27th July 2017 in From A Small Place

Slow Release, Wholesome Foods Ask any athlete or fitness instructor how they’re able to do what they do, and the answer will always be the same; it’s as much about what you eat as it is about how you train. We’ve heard many reports of how our granola has been used to keep our customers at the

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Where on earth is Yockenthwaite?

Posted on 14th September 2015 in From A Small Place

It’s up in the Dales,  the Yorkshire Dales;  in a remote and lesser known stretch of Wharfedale called Langstrothdale;  Langstrothdale chase to be precise. Only a few miles downstream from the source of the river Wharfe, Yockenthwaite is a small hamlet of nowadays just three farm houses. Years ago it boasted six or seven farmsteads,

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