For a hundred years flowers grew, lovers hid and masterpieces were painted here then it fell to ruin alongside the family ruled for a hundred years. It still stands against weather and time but the family does not.  –kah2013 (story idea inspired by Conservatory, Wentworth Castle

Conservatory, Wentworth Castle - to sit and write in such glorious surroundings. it is something to be desired!

Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley. Treated as a failure at school, and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk. Billy identifies with her silent strength and she inspires in him the trust and love that nothing else can, discovering through her the passion missing from his life.

Another simple but very bold book cover by penguin using minimal text and one image

old council offices, Barnsley #barnsley #yorkshire

old council offices, Barnsley

Obelisk In the grounds of Nostell Priory, a National Trust property near Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Obelisk In the grounds of Nostell Priory, a National Trust property near Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

old bus station

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