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Yesterday at 16:20:46 by Tee Gee
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Let me tell you a story: It is now fifty years since I moved to the Huddersfield area.
I came the area to work as a Production Engineer on the highest motorway in Britain (The M62)
I was in charge of the dam section including the shafts, tunnels and the bridge, and would you believe considering I only live about five or six miles from it, I have never been back to it since.
I have crossed the dam many times in my car, but I have never walked the water side. I have always promised that I would someday, that day was last week!
When I got there the memories came flooding back to me, and flooding is a very appropriate word, as I recalled my first day on the site.
It was then that I stepped across the brook that ultimately filled the dam, it was barely 18 inches wide and 3 inches deep, and I recall thinking how the hell will this brook fill the dam we were about to build?
Well as you will see in the pictures Ö.it did!
Another strange thing that happened that day was: I found two fossilised sea shells meaning that at some time in the distant past this part of the Pennines had been under water, and lo and behold it is covered in water again.
The first dozen or so pictures could easily have been taken from my office window if it were still there. As it is, these pictures were taken from what was then the company car park.
So as I did many times fifty years ago I walked down the hillside to the valley bottom, now the waters edge, and my memory went into overdrive.
I recall the farm that is now under many millions of gallons of water. I remember its owner who didnít take kindly to the compulsory purchase order he received., and how after he had had a few he would come out with his twelve bore and challenge us.
At least this walk was much more peaceful and quiet.
I didnít walk the full perimeter this time I only walked as far as the Boating Club, I will leave the other side for another day.
I hope you like what I saw, sadly I donít have any original photos from fifty years ago so that you could share the past and the present with me.
Sorry for rabbiting on a bit and I appreciate this has nothing to do with allotments, but it has to do with me, and who knows if I hadnít settled down here I wouldnít have had the allotments I have shared with you all over the years.
August 24, 2016, 15:56:06 by Tee Gee
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The weather was so nice this afternoon and there was a fair amount of colour around the garden so I thought I would get my trust camera out and record it!
I hope you like what you see as much as I did....Tg
August 24, 2016, 08:03:18 by galina | Views: 229 | Comments: 8
When it is this hot, I find that a hat is not enough. I put a folded tea towel round my head like a bandana, wet it and find that this makes the heat so much more comfortable. Looks quite ridiculous and ruins any hairstyle, but it allows me to work in the heat much more comfortably.
OH wears a baseball cap and places a wet flannel on the top of his head inside.
Maybe there are better solutions. How do you all cope in the heat?
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