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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.

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.

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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Old Bus Station

Barnsley: Old Bus station

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The Administrative Building Monk Bretton Priory Barnsley Yorkshire

The Administrative Building Monk Bretton Priory Barnsley Yorkshire. Not in a Celtic country, but an evidence of a ancient Breton monastic community.

Half-hidden traces of the past, between Dodworth and Silkstone (2013) A lot woodland areas now look very rural and lush from afar - on closer inspection only meekly cover up an heavy-industry past. It's the funny thing about capitalism, that it leaves a world behind so fast (as it both redesigns itself and goes in search of cheaper labour) that it begins to look like the ancient lost ruins (such as the relics at Angkor, Cambodia) in a matter of decades rather than centuries.

Half-hidden traces of the past, between Dodworth and Silkstone (2013) A lot woodland areas now look very rural and lush from afar - on closer inspection only meekly cover up an heavy-industry past. It's the funny thing about capitalism, that it leaves a world behind so fast (as it both redesigns itself and goes in search of cheaper labour) that it begins to look like the ancient lost ruins (such as the relics at Angkor, Cambodia) in a matter of decades rather than centuries.

The old well, Tinkers Pond, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

The old well, Tinkers Pond, Barnsley.


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