Archive for October, 2009
Sisters’ Pit Garforth, Postcard view, probably around the beginning of the twentieth century, taken from the road bridge, which is still in use today.
Daily I listen to the radio and in the evenings usually manage to catch one of the many, news related programmes; one thing which seems to permeate the entire spectrum is the desire to re-assure the listeners/viewers that things are turning around. Be patient and the troubles of the recession will be behind us, a brave new period of growth awaits us!
The almost bare provisions cupboard in the kitchen and half empty shelves in the fridge, drove me on an involuntary trip to the local supermarket in Garforth, Tesco. Whilst at the checkout I recalled a recent item on the news about a shopper and her daughter being refused the purchase of a bottle of wine because the daughter, although she was not the purchaser, was unable to provide evidence of her age. [i.e. over 18]. This incident occurred at a branch of Morrisons, so I asked the checkout lady at Tesco what would be the outcome were I in the same position. She concurred that the advice on such situations was complex, but they would take the same approach. Had I been with my youngest daughter, who is 24 and has from time to time been asked to verify her age, even quite recently; I also would have fallen foul of this directive! Hmm!
The weather was too good to miss the opportunity after work, so I continued some excavations around the location of the fountain, the centre piece of the lawn in the nineteenth century. Of course I had to find the location first, but recent geophys scans gave some insights so off I went!