Friday, 6 April 2012

Tod walk 5 : The pick and mix of Cornholme



This is Cornholme and we are looking down on it from our lunch stop; tuna mayo sarnies. Very tasty :)

The area of trees in the top left of the photo has the rather attractive name of Obadiah Wood. The main road  is the A646 from Halifax to Burnley, and Todmorden is a mere two miles along it to the right (south-east). We've taken the scenic route :)

The railway line bisecting the village is the same one that crossed over the Rochdale Canal at Skew bridge, right back at the beginning of our walk. Turn left for Lancashire!


The old stone terraces are splattered with colour in the sunshine, personal touches which add that extra bit of character to an already interesting street. The vivid pink back door is especially noticeable! Google maps tell me that this is Brighton Street.


The windows in the smaller building give away it's original purpose. This was a weavers cottage; an occupation requiring the maximum possible light. The loom shop would be on the upper floor with the living space below.


It's sometimes difficult to tell with these diesel multiple units (DMUs), but this train is Yorkshire bound and will probably be in Todmorden within 3 or 4 minutes. Our journey will be somewhat longer as we descend to the valley bottom, cross the railway bridge hidden just round the corner and then climb once more, up towards the Bridestones.


Today, I'm linking to Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Jenny Matlock, where the letter of the day is T for Todmorden walk.

15 comments:

  1. Lovely pink blue and white trains. Whatever happened to Electric? Whatever is a Sarny? Lovely photos!

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    1. Cross country trains don't tend to be electrified. To be honest, I'm not sure how much of the UK rail system is electric (apart from the obvious long-distance main lines out of London)

      Sarnies = sandwiches (particularly in a packed lunch). It's obviously a more localised word than I realised. The miners used to refer to their packed lunch as their 'snap'.

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  2. Oh! By the way! I had fun with Brighton St in Cornholme on :- showmystreet.com
    Try typing it in!

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    1. I did and it was interesting. I decided that I'd definitely prefer to live in the higher terrace and that the street looks better from the back.

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  3. what a delightful village. (and yes, what is a Sarnies?)

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  4. Such lovely old buildings, and what wonderful surroundings. I'd love to catch the train and stop off at the old weaver's building and roam about some! Nice bit of history there!

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  5. Lovely pics again H, I am enjoying your taste of Yorkshire again, hopefully we shall return later on this year.

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  6. Oh, this looks like a TRIP I would love taking, especially to Yorkshire. I should still have family there:)

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  7. This continues to be such a fun journey. The row-houses give me pause to wonder how long I'd last in such crowded conditions.

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  8. Oh you took me back home with this post!
    One day I will live in one of those old weavers cottages, there is something about those recessed windows, with the thick sills, that calls to me!
    Thank you for this nostalgic visit to my roots.

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  9. Wonderful shots showing how high up you were when you took these photos.

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  10. Oh wow. I almost got vertigo thinking of you up so high and taking pictures without holding on with both hands.

    Shudder.

    But then I realized how lucky I was that you shared these great pictures of views I would never see! Love the weavers cottage.

    And the toy trains chugging away toward the horizon.

    Thanks for the terrific link for the letter T.

    A+

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