Monday, 31 May 2010

Businesses for sale

Such a shame to see so many businesses and premises for sale in the village at the moment. It is hardly the time when people are making large investments so the long term future of trade is likely to be affected.

Friday, 28 May 2010

The clampers

Our clamping car park is certainly getting publicity. Ted Evans and his notorious Changegate business featured on TV last night. You've got to hand something to him, but I don't know what!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Bus stops

Have you seen the new bus stops at the junction of Main Street and Sun Street? Much higher and they could land a helicopter on them!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

White Cliffs of Dover

I see £1.6m of Lottery cash is going towards preserving the White Cliffs of Dover.
Could we please have a drop of cash here in Haworth for the cobbles on our Main Street to be relaid?

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Car parking

Why do we have this fixation with car parking in the village?
The clampers are almost as famous as the Bronte sisters and every day seems to bring a new story of unpleasantness involving someone?

Warming up

A much warmer day here in Haworth and not before time. The cool weather has meant the blossom has lasted much longer but the seasons are way behind.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Forties weekend Day Two

I make no apologies for posting twice about this event which must have been the best attended Forties Weekend ever in the village. You didn't walk down Main Street, you were carried along by a sea of people celebrating all that was, and hopefully still is, the very best of British. They were dressed as land girls, soldiers, French resistance fighters, black market spivs, the Home Guard, including Captain Mainwaring and Pike, the stupid boy!
There were some very touching moments today, especially for me, seeing some of the last surviving Normandy veterans resplendent in their berets and blazers, and quietly displaying their rows of medals from the Second World War. You'll see them in my pictures, they need no introduction, their faces and stature tell it all. Be proud of them for you will not see their like again.
For me the whole weekend was summed up by the little boy who looked up at the Normandy veteran and said, "What have you come as?"
"Oh, I'm an old soldier," said the gentleman.
The little boy held out his hand to touch the man's medals. The man bent forward to let him and touched the boy's head with a wrinkled hand that had seen the worst of horror to bring this boy's father the best of hope. That is what these weekends are all about.

An Italian gentleman telling what a fool Mussolini was.

Do I see Glenn Miller here?

I promise you dear we'll stuff Herr Hitler!

I seem to have lost my regiment cobber.

Yes, I was really there. A Normandy Veteran.

Careless talk costs lives, and foxes!

I say, there's a good turnout.

A real hero.

We'll meet again...year after year I hope.

I say, isn't he a German?

This is a shady spot.

They said the bus was at ten past.

La Vie en Rose.

Those ruddy Germans won't like this!

Oh no, the women!

Where's that ruddy tank?

Bombed out!

Don't tell him Pike!

The Hurricane fly past never happened, so we settled for this!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Forties weekend

The fabulous Haworth Forties Weekend


The Haworth Home Guard!

Care for a fairy cake Gerald?
Mr Churchill's Rolls Royce

Picturing me picturing you...picturing

When spuds were twopence a bucketful

Why am I the only one going up the hill?

Why was I born so beautiful?

We'll meet again...if I don't fall off this balcony.

A good old Morris 8

Come on, smile Daphne.

It's bloody hard work selling raffle tickets!

I'd avoid the clampers' car park.

It's behind you!

Keep calm and carry on.

'Allo 'Allo

I know they said a fly past but this is ridiculous!

Probably the best attended Forties Weekend ever in Haworth. No doubt we'll meet again!

Friday, 14 May 2010

The Kathy Kirby Story

The web site is now part of Bronte Media.
We founded the site at Kathy's request over five years ago and it has been visited by millions of people from all over the world.
Sadly the original designer of the site died earlier this year so I decided to pull the site into Bronte Media so that we can personally oversee the rebuild of the content and ongoing reactions from her many fans.
An amazing story which only we can tell. A story of legendary music, personal heartache and an amazing struggle by a small group to control the life of the sixties singing star.
Join us there to read the ongoing saga of a star who fell to earth.

Graham Smith

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Spanning the years

I was delighted today to hear from my English teacher of over 40 years ago. He was one of my inspirations for the career I follow and I'm delighted that to hear that he is still teaching in retirement, but not English. He is a Tai Chi teacher! Well done Mike.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

My new friends

Strolling along today I met a few new friends.................

God his singing is dog rough!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Multicoloured election result!

So, Haworth has turned blue but perhaps this picture covers the political colour spectrum after last night!

Monday, 3 May 2010

Colours in the park

Haworth Park is looking very colourful at the moment. Well done to the gardeners.