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Rishworth Branch Line.

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The Rishworth Branch Line was a railway that ran along the Ryburn Valley from Sowerby Bridge to Rishworth. Originally proposed in 1865 work commenced in 1873 and the first section of line to Ripponden opened in 1878 with the line to Rishworth being completed in 1881. The original plans for the line meant tunnelling through the moor near here to connect with the main line at Rochdale but difficulties with landslides, e.t.c. meant this never happened. Problems with the surrounding land led to the line closing between Ripponden and Rishworth in March 1952 and completely in September 1958.
A number of the bridge crossing's still stand, along with the Scar Head Tunnel and at Rishworth the station platform still waits for a train never to arrive, although largely hidden now by undergrowth and inaccessible due to being on private land. Sadly there is no other evidence of the lines other stations and halt's remaining at Ripponden, Triangle or Watson's Crossing. The majority of th…

Railway Station's of Calderdale.

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A new slideshow featuring music. The slideshow has images taken at the railways stations of the Calder Valley. The stations are Brighouse, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden and Walsden. The platform remains at Rishworth and station bridge at Triangle are also included. The are 23 images in the 2min 41sec long slideshow. The pictures were taken n a number of dates using either my Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Polaroid iS2132 Bridge Camera or my current choice of equipment, my Nikon d3300 SLR Camera.


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Mytholmroyd Railway Station.

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Mytholmroyd Railway Station opened in May 1847 6 years after the railway passed through the town and has been in continuous use since, although the original buildings have either been demolished on the east bound platforms or closed off and are no longer in use on the west bound platforms. These are the former booking hall and stair tower and are Grade II listed. There are plans to redevelop the hall in to a community led facility housing the Ted Hughes Poetry Centre and the Alice Longstaff Gallery.
The current station features 2 platforms and was redeveloped in the late 80's early 90's adjacent to the original buildings and platforms. It serves the communities of Mytholmroyd, Luddendenfoot, Midgley and Cragg Vale.
I have been at the station many times armed with a camera and these first pictures were taken on the 14th August 2016. There are a total of 7 pictures that were taken with my Nikon d3300 this time with 5 feature on Flickr in the album below.
and 2 featured here but…

New YouTube Channel for Colin Green Photography.

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Well it's fair to say not really new, but a channel all the same to show off my photographs. I originally set it up as an experiment using some short videos my daughter had filmed on holiday using my Samsung Galaxy Tablet, and had until recently forgotten all about it. There are also a couple of videos taken whilst driving. There are currently 10 videos and 3 photographic slideshows to view on there. The 4 below are the 3 most viewed videos on YouTube and the most viewed photo slideshow.
Crossing the England Scotland Carter Bar border in Northumbria. The music that over lays the video is Lamentation by Kevin MacLeod. The video was uploaded on the 31st October 2013 and currently has 7918 views.
A Drive through Jedburgh shows a leisurely paced drive through the historic Scottish town of Jedburgh in the Borders region. The music is Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod and the film was uploaded on the 2nd November 2013 currently showing 2139 views.
Shark Swimming in Costa Teguise was…

Luddenden Dene, an updated selection of pictures.

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Luddenden Dean is a rural area of Calderdale, West Yorkshire with it has to be said not much going on anymore. At 1 time the area had a chapel, and a pub, features a couple of crossings over the Luddenden Brook and not really much else. It must have been a hard life and probably still is when the winter weather hits but that said I think it's one of the best places to walk in the area, with outstanding views and a sense of isolationism. The remains of Castle Carr are not too far from here but access is only allowed to the grounds at certain times and sadly when I was there this was not one of those occasions.

The local pub the Cat I'th Well has traded since at least the 18th Century and local legend says that the nearby Cat Rocks must be painted white by the Landlord on a certain day of the year or the pub will fail. One year the Landlord painted them a different colour and the pub was bankrupt before the years end.
The local stream Caty Well Brook flows into the Luddenden Br…

Tile Hill and Berkeswell Railway Station.

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I must confess to not knowing much about either of these 2 stations so what little extra information I have has been taken from Wikipedia.


Tile Hill Railway Station has served the suburb of Tile Hill, Coventry since 1850 when it opened as Allesley Lane. In recent years the station has been developed and was completely rebuilt during the 1960's. I was at the station briefly on the 18th January 2017 so only took 1 picture using my Nikon d3300 SLR.

Till Hill Railway Station.

Berkeswell Railway Station serves the village of Berkeswell but is actually nearer the town of Balsall Common. The station opened in 1844 and again has completely changed during it's history to the station they have now. I took an additional 4 pictures here which can be viewed in the album below or full size on Flickr.
Use the arrows to navigate the full album of 5 pictures.
There are also 2 pictures available to view on Clickasnap which can be seen via the links below. They are different to the ones availa…

A Walk around the Wharf, Sowerby Bridge on a Summer's Morning.

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I found myself with half an hour to pass I decided to take the camera out and for a short shoot and walk session around the canal wharf at Sowerby Bridge. The wharf is also the junction where the Rochdale Canal meets the Calder & Hebble Navigation.

Well a little bit of history on the wharf, initially the Calder & Hebble Navigation reached Sowerby Bridge during the 1870's and warehouses 1 and 2 were built, these now house the Moorings bar and Temujin restaurant, as well as a number of other small businesses and are Grade II listed. When the Rochdale Canal act was passed in 1793 the Calder & Hebble canal company were told to build whatever wharves and warehouses the Rochdale Canal required at there expense, this lead to the development of warehouses 3 &4 with number 3 becoming known as the salt warehouse due to the storing of salt there. This is the only warehouses that offers canal side access to both the Rochdale Canal and the Calder & Hebble Navigation. Again…

The Piece Hall, Halifax.

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My 2 albums of pictures taken at the Piece Hall were taken in December 2013 just 1 month before the former cloth hall closed for an extensive refurbishment. As the hall is due to re-open on the 1st August 2017 (Yorkshire Day) I thought I might be time I did something with the pictures taken in and around the hall. They were taken on the 1st December 2013 using my Samsung Galaxy Tablet. This was when I was just becoming interested in photography and I was happy enough just taking pictures with this.
The first album is available below of full size on Flickr by clicking the picture. There are 14 pictures available to view on there.

Additional pictures below but first a little history on the Piece Hall.
The Halifax Piece Hall was conceived in 1774 and designed by Thomas Bradley, with help from John & Samuel Hope. The cost was £12,000 and the hall opened in 1779 providing a area for local people to sell there cloth. As the cloth industry declined the hall firstly allowed cotton to be …

Teguise, Lanzarote, Market Day.

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Teguise is a small village in the northern part of the island of Lanzarote. It is now a popular tourist attraction because of the Sunday market held there weekly and is home to the castle of Santa Barbara and the church of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. The town was the capital of Lanzarote until 1852 and is located centrally in the northern part of the island.
I was there for the Sunday market and took these pictures using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet in July 2013. there are 2 different sets to view on Flickr and Clickasnap.
There are 12 pictures to view on Flickr, either by using the arrows or click to view full size on Flickr.
The following 4 pictures can be seen on Clickasnap. Please click the link to view and help support my photography as all views there of over 10 seconds result in me receiving a contributor's fee.
Click here to view "Santa Barbara Castle" on Clickasnap
Click here to view "Browsing at the Market" on Clickasnap
Click here to view "The Clockto…

Hardcastle Crags, Nr Hebden Bridge.

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Hardcastle Crags is wooded valley near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. It is owned and managed by the National Trust and is also known as Hebden Dale.
The crags are a natural valley that that is popular with hikers and families out to pass the time and has been the subject of reservoir proposals on a number of occasions that have been fought against. The Hebden Water flows along the valley bottom and passes the well known Gibson Mill on it's travel down the valley.
There is much more information available by clicking the following link, The National Trust, Hardcastle Crags
There are currently 2 albums of pictures available to view with 12 on Flickr by clicking here or the album below, or another 14 available on Clickasnap by clicking here. The pictures were taken on the 10th September 2016 using a Nikon d3300 SLR Camera.
Use the arrows to navigate the Flickr album or click to view them full size.
The Clickasnap Album can be viewed by clickin here. The link opens in another window an…

Brighouse Railway Station.

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The current Brighouse station is the 2nd to have served the town and opened in May 2000. The original Brighouse station opened on the 5th October 1840 and was originally called Brighouse & Bradford as no services reached Bradford until 1846. From 1881 the station was known as Brighouse for Rastrick as there were now 3 stations in the Brighouse area, the others being Brighouse Clifton Road from 1881 until closure in 1934, and Baliff Bridge from 1881 until closure in 1917. The original station was closed on the 3rd January 1970 although the line remained in use for freight and diverted services. The station now offers daily services to Leeds, Manchester, Huddersfield, and London Kings Cross amongst others and has seen passenger numbers grow from approx. 267000 in 2012 to approx. 416000 in 2016. The station also serves the nearby town of Elland approx. 2 miles away but there are plans to reopen the closed station there as well.
These pictures were taken on the 22nd February 2014 usi…

The Download Free Pictures Album.

The free pictures album is a portfolio of photos available to view and download for free on Clickasnap. As of the 25 June 2017 the are currently 17 images that can be downloaded for free in a variety of different genres. These will be added to regularly.

Click here to view my album of free downloadable pictures.

The following 17 pictures are currently available there,

The Statue of J.B Priestley
Plaque on a plinth
The centre of the stairs
Cocktail's
Diamond Lights
Graffiti Alley
Birmingham Carriage Works Sign
Pitch side at Fartown
The Memorial Tower
Fartowns overgrown terrace
Supporters stand behind the post
Underground fires
Underground
Another world
Journey underground
Tunnels in the caves
Cyberman from Doctor Who

These can be downloaded for free for personal use only. Any commercial use will incur a fee to be agreed in advance.

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