Tuesday, 9 November 2010

sunday 7th november........not bad!

walked around the town area in the afternoon

some good birds for such a dull day.

waxwing 7 over pellon lane near aldi
brambling 2 at shroggs park just below the football pitch
redwing 18 in snake hill wood
sparrowhawk 1 male over shroggs tip
grey wagtail 5 along the hebble from old lane to siddal
mallard 36 in peoples park

manage to find the location of the wonderfully named Spice Cake Lane which was located between King Cross Road and West Parade. it gets it name from funerals of all things,which currant loaves and spice cake were popular food at such an event.hence the local saying

''looks like a case of currant cake and slow walking''

reputations were made with the quality of the funeral teas! must have been some good spice cake in west parade around 1800.

on the way home past dean clough mills i took a photo from Blue Ball Bridge of the Hebble under North Bridge. i knew i had a seen an old photo very similar a while back,when i found it the result was very similar.

The Hebble from Blue Ball Bridge

The Hebble from Blue Ball Bridge

1 comment:

Nick Carter said...

Keep this stuff coming Darrel, all very interesting