Friday, 23 January 2015

Local Beatles Connection and snow!


Grey clouds, gloom and snow, snow, snow.
Trapped indoors with nowhere to go.
Break in the snow, walking boots on.
Camera charged, the blues have gone.

I used to be a poet but I didn't know it! These are some photos of the local Clayton countryside taken during a short break in the recent bad weather. You can't make a silk purse out of a pig's ear but having said that, I don't think I've made a bad job in trying!! ;)

Not a lot of people know this but.....

The now-defunct Clayton Tide newspaper described the central role of the pubs in Clayton village life in a 15 August 1861 account of a visit to the village by Pablo Fanque, the popular Victorian circus owner who The Beatles later immortalised in the song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! The Clayton Tide reported, "On Sunday, a great number of persons visited the village, but ignoring the "Teetotal Lectures" which were given at Town Bottom, the public houses were well attended. Mr Pablo Fanque, always welcome on such occasions, was present and a damsel in his company, who emulated Blondin's feats, drew a large crowd." - the mind boggles!




Local snicket

"Anything to eat?"

Local snicket

Keeping Dry

Nature

Local snicket

Local snicket

Dry stone walls.

Beech Tree

Holly

Berries

Brow Lane

Towards Baldwin Lane

Brow Lane

Brow Lane

Towards the old railway line

Towards the old railway line

Brow Lane

Railway Viaduct

Footpath to Hanging Fall Wood

Footpath to Hanging Fall Wood

Footpath to Hanging Fall Wood



Clayton Cricket Ground.

To Lochinver via Coigach

Again, I don't really think many words are needed for this blog. The photos tell the whole story of one of the best drives in the UK. ...