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Fri, 26/08/16 – 16:08 | No Comment

Back in March last year (March 2015 that is) I was at an event in Harrogate talking to Robin (Harrogate Hunters) and Steve (Mad Yokel) – or rather I was listening to them discussing the …

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Explorer 297

Explorer Map 297 – Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley

Genealogy

My research into the various branches of my family tree

Geocaching

Stories from my Geocaching adventures

WASH

Weekends Away in Sunny Hunstanton

Wharfedale Plus

The adventures of the Waffle-Ale group

Annie Underwood 1898 – 1984
Sun, 29/11/09 – 18:18 | One Comment
Annie Underwood 1898 – 1984

The way to begin with your family tree is start with someone that you know the details of.
In my case I know who my Grandparents were, so I can start off with them.
I know my …

Bah Humbug… Part I
Sat, 28/11/09 – 19:14 | One Comment
Bah Humbug… Part I

It’s getting near Christmas so I thought I’d put in a few festive posts… the first set of photographs I found came from the Yorkshire Area Christmas Dance of 1990, held in Castleford Town Hall …

Gazza Speed’s Babies
Tue, 24/11/09 – 23:25 | No Comment
Gazza Speed’s Babies

I’ve mentioned Nicholson House before, the former headquarters of the 18 Plus Federation in Newent, Gloucester.
For several years we used to go down and stay there, here’s a few pictures recording the antics of our …

Caches Nos 191 to 203 – Another weekend away
Mon, 16/11/09 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches Nos 191 to 203 – Another weekend away

This was probably my last weekend away of the year, not in tents this time, but at a caravan park in Hunstanton Norfolk – and with the same people that I was camping with earlier …

Bashing the balls
Tue, 10/11/09 – 0:19 | No Comment
Bashing the balls

Of course, we didn’t always spend our time in drunken debauchery, sometimes we did more gentle things… One Sunday back in 1991 we went to the National Trust property at Beningborough Hall near York for …

Caches Nos 180 to 190 – Mud on the tracks
Sat, 7/11/09 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches Nos 180 to 190 – Mud on the tracks

A dry Saturday morning and apart from a bit of shopping I had to do I could spend the rest of the day caching. So I set off towards Ilkley to start off with a …

Bonfires, Fireworks & Marigolds
Sat, 7/11/09 – 0:09 | One Comment
Bonfires, Fireworks & Marigolds

Top Farm near Wakefield was a venue we used several times in the late 1980’s, mainly for the JAC weekend camping events, but in 1988 it also hosted the Yorkshire Area Bonfire Bop.
Back in 1987 …

Postings delayed by gadgets !
Wed, 4/11/09 – 21:20 | No Comment
Postings delayed by gadgets !

Apologies for not posting as regularly as I’d promised over the last few days… I do have an excuse.
I finally got a sum of money I had been waiting for since July and so decided …

Airbeds, Car ‘Washing’ and Crazy Golf
Wed, 4/11/09 – 20:16 | One Comment
Airbeds, Car ‘Washing’ and Crazy Golf

For some reason almost all the Waffledale group were, if not keen, then at least willing to go camping.  Which was good cos there were a lot of camping events to go to… this particular …

New Years Eve, 1988-89
Tue, 27/10/09 – 22:39 | One Comment
New Years Eve, 1988-89

Another random packet of photographs pulled from the drawer and this time it’s the ’88-’89 New Years Eve Dance
As I recall we used to have great NYE dances, this was the second one that was …

Caches Nos. 169 to 179 – Motorway Mayhem ? ? ?
Sun, 25/10/09 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches Nos. 169 to 179 – Motorway Mayhem ? ? ?

There are many caches in the Motorway Mayhem series all up and down the country (and probably over the waters as well). They are designed to break up a tedious journey. The locations are within …

Cache No. 168 – Pump house (N Yorks)
Sat, 24/10/09 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 168 – Pump house (N Yorks)

October 24th 2009 –  Pump house (N Yorks)  GCBDA5 – Cache #168
This is a virtual cache, a virtual cache according to the rules of the game is –
“a cache that exists in a form of …