Category Archives: Bradford

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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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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An afternoon in Haworth, one night in Bradford

With the greatest charm offensive since, well since Hector persuaded The Chaps and Chapattis to spend New Year in Ulverston, I managed to muster ten of twelve for an extra night away from home.  One cannot drive towards the M6, … Continue reading

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The Bradford Weekend – Day 1

You must come down to Bradford on the last Friday of the month to visit The Saltaire Brewery.’ so Ricky told me in the summer when I was last down. And it was arranged that The Friends of Hector booked … Continue reading

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Ilkley Moor – Bar t’at, Otley and Rodley too…

For some reason or other, Hector was fairly confident that Marg would be the designated driver today. We were scheduled to meet up with Ricky and tour the pubs of Ilkley and Otley, a day out he tried to sell … Continue reading

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The Biers of the Bradford Weekend

Hector and Marg went tearing down the M74 as soon as the bell went. No Mahogany (Teachers’ New Year’ ) for us. Marg has a Vets hockey tournament in Sheffield, Hector was taking the opperchancity of maximising the Curry intake … Continue reading

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