Sunday, 29 May 2011

Haworth In Bloom

The spring judging for Haworth in Bloom brought us wonderful comments.
Now Central Park has been cleared of plants ready for the summer show, which should be with us soon.
Could this be the year when we go gold?

Friday, 20 May 2011

Goodbye Kathy Kirby

The sound of applause is delicious
And it's a thrill to have the world at your feet
The praise of the crowd, it's exciting
But I've learned that's not what makes a life complete
There's one thing you can do for the rest of your days
That's worth more than applause
The screaming crowd, the bouquets...
Make someone happy
Make just one someone happy
Make just one heart the heart you sing to
One smile that cheers you
One face that lights when it nears you
One man you're ev'rything to
Fame if you win it
Comes and goes in a minute
Where's the real stuff in life to cling to
Love is the answer
Someone to love is the answer
Once you've found him, build your world around him
Make someone happy
Make just one someone happy
And you will be happy, too

Thank you for the music and friendship Kathy. Only you and I know what is behind that song lyric.

My Thanks To You

From Graham and Suzi

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Interesting comments

Some interesting comments HERE from the Telegraph and Argus.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Salute to the Forties

To prepare for the invasion of visitors to Haworth for the 1940's weekend residents of Sun Street were ordered by the Village Association's stormtroopers to move their vehicles off the street by 7-30am on the Saturday morning.
Fortunately several members of the Sun Street Resistance Group, who were just pissing by the door, protested because there had been no prior consultation as the village stormtroopers had been instructed to do by Bradford Council High Command (Highways).
Most residents dug in defiantly despite the Traffic Management Land Army booby trapping the whole street with no parking cones in the quiet of Friday evening.
The village stormtroopers, led by a particularly feisty female oberleutnant who sells sweeties, expected the invading masses to use a farmer's field half a mile away from the village centre, but Rene of the Resistance knew this would not happen.
The village stormtroopers had levied a £5 charge to park there so visitors soon began to work out that if they threw the no parking cones over the wall, or took them home, or ignored them as if they were unexploded bombs the Sun Street Resistance would capitulate.
The street was swamped by visiting cars which an army of Fokkers couldn't have moved and at the height of the invasion the official car park had just 15 cars on it.
Despite the bollards, and there's been a lot of that talked recently, no one did anything to ticket the offending visitors nor did the traffic management company led by this man.

At the height of the invasion Rene and his freedom fighters feared that the local chip shop may be demolished and the prized painting of The Madonna With The Big Boobies destroyed.
Meanwhile the village Main Street was awash with the hordes of illegal parkers but our spies tell us that no parking tickets were issued all weekend although 250 bollards went missing.
Here is the street at the height of the invasion.
.....and the official car park as designated by the stormtroopers...

By the end of Sunday Rene and his faithful followers realised that they had been duped by the invading hordes but their real enemy had been the village stormtroopers who couldn't organise a parachute in a Messerschmitt.
The Sun Street Resistance will fight on and asked me to send this message to the village stormtroopers.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

The Forties Weekend

Nice to see another good turn out for the annual Forties Weekend. It is heartening to know that so many people visit for this amazing event, they are the ones who make it what it is.
It does have to be said that the traffic management, especially on Sun Street, was shambolic. By 3pm many no parking bollards had disappeared and there were just as many visiting cars there as usual. Asking residents to park elsewhere on the eve of the event, without prior consultation, is a joke and locals were rightly annoyed at the Village Association expecting them to "roll over" and accept such short notice.
However one must be careful of who one criticises in blogs or elsewhere for it often comes back to bite you in the most unexpected way!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Central Park

A few pictures of Haworth Central Park looking at its best in the sunshine:-

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Moorland fires

I could see huge palls of smoke coming from a moorland fire above Bingley yesterday. After the driest April on record these fires are going to be a huge hazard especially with gusty winds which are prevailing at the moment.
To all walkers who enjoy our area we plead with them to take care.