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photoblog image A Yorkshire Weekend - Hebden Bridge 1/7

A Yorkshire Weekend - Hebden Bridge 1/7

We had a weekend away in mid-September and visited among other places Hebden Bridge and this week this series will concentrate on a few shots of that small town.

This is the first of two shots taken of the Rochdale Canal, which was utilised to move materials and goods to and from the warehouses and textile mills that lined the canal.  Nowadays the canal has been restored and is used mainly for pleasure cruising on narrow boats.

A Yorkshire Weekend - Hebden Bridge 1/7

We had a weekend away in mid-September and visited among other places Hebden Bridge and this week this series will concentrate on a few shots of that small town.

This is the first of two shots taken of the Rochdale Canal, which was utilised to move materials and goods to and from the warehouses and textile mills that lined the canal.  Nowadays the canal has been restored and is used mainly for pleasure cruising on narrow boats.

comments (24)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Nov 2009, 00:22
You make we want to do that, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Hop on a plane Ray and yhe opportunity is yours, but not during the winter though.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 16 Nov 2009, 01:06
Me, too. Ditto Ray!!
Brian Walbey: You and Ray on a canal boat together Ginnie, what would Astrid say! Only joking of course, I'm sure you would enjoy it.
This looks to be an interesting place Brian. There is so much to see in our own country and I am determined to see it SOON.
Brian Walbey: Well I was quite surprised how these little industrial towns have transformed themselves over the years to attract tourists Chad.
Great bit of industrial history...looks so nice now but in its heyday was probably filthy!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I agree, it wouldn't have been quite so pleasant in Victorian times I suspect.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Nov 2009, 07:42
l am in, book a cruise
Brian Walbey: You could join Ray and Ginnie on a Shutterchance special excursion Tony.
  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2009, 09:44
This is very picturesque. Lovely one here Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment.
A wonderful capture Brian. You make me want to travel on these narrow boats!
Brian Walbey: You will have to join zed, Ray and Ginnie hen Richard, they all want to try this as well. Thanks for your comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Nov 2009, 10:22
Great photo Brian I think I have said before must try this some time
Brian Walbey: That now makes you, Richard, Tony, Ginnie and Ray, I'm not sure if there will be enough bunks vintage.
i love the way you have used the water to lead the eye, its very nice and give the photo depth.
Brian Walbey: That was how I felt Ryan, I have another shot with the boat more on its left but it doesn't seem to work so well.
A lovely scene well captured Brian. I get that longing feeling looking at this. Nice.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, a bit different to your area of Wales round here I should think.
This is really nice, picture perfect.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Linda.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2009, 11:04
What a beautiful looking place Brian, you have captured the atmosphere well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, we were quite surprised at Hebden, there are some more pictures of Hebden during the week if you get time to look in.
  • alan rolfe
  • In hospital, waiting to have head removed!
  • 16 Nov 2009, 15:00
Looks a fabulous place, Brian; I like the reminder of the industrious past we used to have. Really the, though, was probably grim. Great shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. It is quite a niue place now. Hope all has gone well at the hospital.
like this....
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Toni.
Preciosa foto, un paisaje muy bonito. Saludos!!
Brian Walbey: Gracias tanto para su comentario.
lovely part of the world Brian. Let's hope they can keep it in a good state of repair. I heard Labour is thinking of dropping it's canal maintenance but let's hope they don't.
Brian Walbey: Yes it was nice up there Janet, quite a surprise. No doubt Labour needs the money from the canals to keep asylum seekers in the manner to which they become accustomed!
I've been down this canal on a boat 30 years ago ... nothing has changed. And that's good.

richard
Brian Walbey: How nice to hear that Richard, we were pleasantly surprised how nice the place is.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Nov 2009, 19:09
I know it well Brian - the canal is looking a lot cleaner than I remember it as a child ;o)
Brian Walbey: As Bill said Mike I guess it was pretty mucky and dirty round about when the factories were still open.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 16 Nov 2009, 22:16
Makes me look forward to the next time I come to the UK. Lovely image Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, another place to put on your list of places to go then.
very nice
excellent clarity and good composition
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Rob.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2009, 23:39
It looks beautiful Brian, a picture worthy of being in a tourist brochure.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ellie.
I love the detail and the light, and the way the canal leads the eye back and away. Great capture!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Donald.
Good one Brian , its a lovely place to visit.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Michael, it would be nice to go again for longer, we were ona coach party and you don't get much time anywhere.
Picturesque
Brian Walbey: Very much so Martin, thanks.

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