The children’s choir at Hebden Bridge church
View from the choir stalls. I sang in the choir and played the piano.
Candlelight carol service at Halifax Minster were so many of my ancestors were married. I’d never really thought about the fact that when these precious buildings were built the only light available would have been candlelight.
Prize-winning Elland silver band accompanied some of the carols
Then to my old school – Bolton School – to relive some memories. 7 years at this school. I went with my friend Judith who I met on our first day! The Great hall hasn’t changed at all, except there were no paper angels in our day. The school has been used for several TV series including Last Tango in Halifax.
The reception for the alumni was accompanied by some lovely string playing
In one of our old classrooms
My form room was on this corridor – #K. It wasn’t carpeted in 1966 but a few of the pictures on the walls date from then!
This one is more recent.
My Upper sixth form room – UpVIC
The place where I had my first organ lessons
This portrait of Lord Leverhulme, the school’s benefactor, used to be above the organ on the stage before the organ was rebuilt during my time at the school. We had ‘prayers’ every morning in a whole school assembly. I used to think this was a picture of the God we were praying to!
The new wing
The school quad. It was indeed foggy – and we had a 2 hour drive back to Judith’s in Harrogate.
Next morning the fog had lifted and the temperature was above freezing
Reservoir near Birstwith
Their green feathers were iridescent in the strong sunlight
Wonderful cloud formation