Some time ago I was contacted by a lady who was researching for a book about Georgian garden buildings, she had come across one of my pictures of the Triumphal Arch on Flickr and requested it be included for consideration in the upcoming book about Georgian garden buildings. Naturally I was pleased one of my pictures was in contention for a place in the book, although I have to say its not the one I would have used, however, never look a gift horse in the mouth… and anything which raises the profile of Parlington gets my vote!
You can imagine how pleased I was therefore to discover that the photograph had been included in the collection! Here it is, but I’m sure the book will be a better place to view it, so keep this site bookmarked and I’ll add a link to the book when it is available.
Just a quick addendum to this post. It is very easy to create new blog posts on here but I am very aware that it is some time… over a month in fact since I added a new article on the Parlington history site, this is because they take much more time and effort! I still have a lot of research material to use for generating future articles, for example I now have some really good images for enhancing the coal mining section, these are a collection of old glass lantern slides, whilst not specific to Garforth they are very helpful in demonstrating the technology of the time, and fit very well with how the Gascoigne pits were being run, so do keep looking out for new additions, your patience will be rewarded!