Archive for September, 2010

The Cellar is Consigned to History Again

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

My excavations that re-discovered the cellar in the summer of 2005 as documented here on the Parlington History site are being consigned to history AGAIN! Sadly, the location is being filled with cheap rubble and demolition waste, not even clean stone is being used. The stairway to the cellar built almost certainly in the 1730′s at the behest of Sir Edward Gascoigne, when he constructed the central block that would endure as Parlington’s main elevation for over 250 years, is being filled by Messrs Moron & Co! That’s how annoyed I am. I don’t care who owns the place, playing fast and loose with our history and heritage is frankly truly barbaric. Here is the evidence:

A Walk on the Old Railway Line

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

View Through the Light Arch

A recent stroll along the old Fly-line armed with my camera, gave me time to reflect on the beauty of nature, and no matter how many times I choose the old railway route and Parlington Lane I am always enchanted by the landscape, particularly this view as you come out of the Light Arch heading towards Aberford. The contrast between the long shadows cast from the old stone bridge and the trees following the curve of Parlington Lane, always makes an interesting view.

Google Adsense

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Due to increased costs for my servers, I am allowing some discreet Google Ads to appear on the site, hope they are not too inconvenient! That’s all for this post.

Parlington Rally :: Rally of the Tests, Thumbs Down!

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Brochure Extract from the Upcoming Rally

Rally of the Tests
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Another sad tale; earlier in the year I met with Peter Scott a notable local Rally Driver who also runs Bretts Fish Restaurant in Headingley. Any how turning to the rally rather than the fish suppers. We spent some time researching the prospects of making the estate roads around Parlington the venue for a stage in the soon to be run Rally of the Tests, a latter day reminder of those terrific RAC rallies of the nineteen fifties! The estate managers were informed and initial feedback was favourable, therefore further work was undertaken, by Peter and the organiser Fred Bent. [yes I know what a name for a rally enthusiast!] All seemed on course for the occasion in November this year.

The Manning Wardle Ghost Train

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Ghost Train

I know I stated that the previous post was my last entry, given I have now left Parlington, well I had a weird dream last night where I was standing above the railway line on the south side of the Dark Arch and I watched the ghostly train go by! Yes very far fetched but I awoke this morning thinking it had really happened! I decided to add this brief post along with an earlier view I created using Sketchup, hope you like the ghost train, the MW Empress (Manning Wardle Locomotive Engineers, Hunslet, Leeds)!