Sunday, 13 November 2016

"Man Hole" Cover, Mallinson's


As promised Hokum, a potted history of a manhole (cover)
A coincidence at Mallinson's new brewery tap On The Corner, Market Square, but only if you live in Huddersfield. Mallinsons brewery is in Lockwood, but this iron manhole cover was made by a different Mallinson.........Jubb's Directory of Huddersfield, 1909 lists : Mallinson, W. & Sons. Contractors at   206a Albert Street, Lockwood. 

Excitingly, The "Commercial Motor" magazine of 23rd June 1910 was proud to record the delivery of a

"Tasker Steam Wagon" to "Messrs. William Mallinson and Sons, Contractors and Quarry Owners of Lockwood, Huddersfield".



Old School

Marcus tells me this sign I spotted in Llantwit Major (Wales) is pre 1963

Langsett Walk


 Autumn stroll collecting pine cones, finding fungus.....and bricks!

Fan Wood Forage


First Fungus Foray, Bronze expedition at Fan Woods, Spen

Monday, 24 October 2016

Ron Crabtree of The Sair

 Farewell to Ron Crabtree, legendary landlord of the Sair, whose funeral is tomorrow...I found this old poster I drew (circa 1995?) for the shambolic Sair FC Robin and friends used to play for.