Author Archives: wellycath
It was a typical Sunday afternoon in the Peak District, my local hill playground. Cars, endless cars, and silvery traffic jams snaking their way through the almost unnavigable one way system in Chesterfield. I was stuck in said jam en … Continue reading
The sad story of an old Victorian school in Newcastle under Lyme – can planners and councillors really be trusted to preserve our heritage ?
The Queens Gardens in Newcastle under Lyme. It’s a favourite place to relax in a suburban setting. A quiet place to sit and eat your lunch, and forget about the brown stuff raining down on you from above at work. … Continue reading
Thirty years ago, I loved London. I loved the energy and vibrancy of the beating heart of the capital, which even back then never seemed to sleep. I felt the excitement of being young and alive, and for the … Continue reading
Impressions of Eskdale As the Northern Rail diesel slowly rattled over the bridge near Arnside, the sun blazed in the cobalt blue sky, sparkling on the water as I watched the wailing gulls. At Ravenglass I sat on the platform … Continue reading
A last minute flit to the Lakes For the last two years I’ve been lucky enough to be able to visit the Lake District around this time of year, but this time no such trip had been planned. So a … Continue reading
My first memory of Dartmoor dates back to the late 1980’s, on a university field trip. I can recall being cold, wet, and windblown, and there being many bogs of the peaty variety. And we visited Wistman’s Wood, an area … Continue reading