Category Archives: Yorkshire

A Day in Huddersfield via Slaithwaite and Marsden

Rendezvous at The Bradford Interchange for the 10.45 Bus which should gets us to Marsden by Noon- Opening Time. And so began another Holden Tour. What could possibly go wrong? A West Yorkshire Day Bus Ticket (£4.60) would give us … Continue reading

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Keighley Beer Festival, Shipley and Bradford too

After a suitable Curry-Heute at Kashmir, Clive and Hector headed off Keighley. There was an Interesting Steam Locomotive Manoeuvre occurring at Keighley Station. A Jenny Agutter Moment. Turn left, first right, right again then first left – the instructions given … Continue reading

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Saltaire Brewery Open Evening – September 2013

A Weekend in Bristol with an option for Bath. The original September Weekend Concept conceived back in the day. However, Hockey Commitments meant Marg had to bale. Two still went. At the end of November 2011, Hector worked out that … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Mirfield and Todmorden!

Mirfield, the only place to be on Ne’er Day. Hector had suggested, semi-seriously some time back that we look at this West Yorkshire Railway Junction as a possible venue for Hogmanay. Alas there are not enough beds available in what … Continue reading

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Holmfirth, and a New Find in Huddersfield on Hogmanay

A £19 per night per room Travelodge comes without breakfast – very poor. Marg and Hector walked into the centre of Huddersfield in search of a suitable venue. Marg spotted a shop which appeared to be more in the business … Continue reading

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Huddersfield, where else for New Year?

What would turn out to be the last Curry-Heute of 2012 was consumed at the Sheesh Mahal, Bradford. Eight of Nine checked into the Huddersfield Travelodge, Dr. Stan as ever did his own thing. It was chucking it down as … Continue reading

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A Brief Stop at The Fat Cat

On the way to Rotherham-Maltby to see the recently reformed Grey Lady Down, Hector stopped off for a Quick Half at The Fat Cat, Kelham Island.  Until Pale Rider won the Best Beer of Britain award this indeed was a … Continue reading

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Friday Night at The Fighting Cock

Holden’s and Taylor’s Normal people go for Curry-Heute after Ale, but not tonight, Ricky, Mein Host was hungry. It was after 21.00 when we left the Punjabi Sweet House and walked around the corner to The Fighting Cock (21 Preston … Continue reading

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The Bradford CAMRA Beer Festival 2012

It is possible to leave Glasgow at the end of the working day and still reach Bradford in time for the end of the middle day of this festival.  Ricky had everything in place when Hector entered the Victoria Hall, … Continue reading

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Manchester and Sheffield, overcoming the Mathäser Syndrome

Some went to Sheffield early, ?Stan! and Hector had lunch at Al Faisal in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.  ?Stan! was particularly well informed about the location of the Curry Cafes in this area, this was perhaps a prelude to the first … Continue reading

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