Sunday, April 16, 2017

Calder Valley Railway Ale Trail list of pubs now up.

https://calder-vale-ale.uk/pubs.html
The list is relatively mobile friendly, has a link to the website or FaceBook page for each of the pubs on the Trail as well as a map from the station to the pub (Google Maps) and a link to the train times from each station to the next up or down the line.

Its not perfect, but it does give a relatively easy way to check when the next train is, to help you make that all important decision whether to 'stay for another' or head on to the station and the next pub.

We'll probably find out a way to put the actual next up/down train time on the page, rather than use a link, but that may need something more than just a static page.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Calder Vale Real Ale Rail Trail - website now up

Have a look here if you are looking for an alternative to the ever more crowded Transpennine Ale Trail..

Calder Valley Real Ale Rail Trail

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Calder Valley Railway Ale Trail

Just a quick link to my new experiment...
The Calder Vale Railway Ale Trail.
An alternative to the Transpennine Ale Trail on the Halifax to Manchester branch of the Calder Valley Railway Line.
Calder Vale Railway Ale Trail.
This takes you on the Halifax to Manchester Victoria branch of the Calder Valley Railway Line.
Stops off at a selection from the following stations:
  • Sowerby Bridge
  • Mytholmroyd
  • Hebden Bridge
  • Todmorden
  • Walsden
  • Littleborough
  • Smithy Bridge
  • Rochdale
  • Castleton
  • Mills Hill
  • Moston
  • Manchester Victoria




Saturday, February 15, 2014

Recommend this place for showers, taps, plumbing etc

Showers Direct Showers Direct can not be faulted for speed of response, customer service, special offer prices and reasonable fast delivery. Was looking for a new shower, had been recommended Grohe by my dad, found their special offer on the Grohe 34156 Grohtherm 1000 Thermostatic Bath/Shower Mixer and they did the bath mounting pillars (which several supposed professional plumbing outlets had never heard of!) and they even had a helpful notice about VAT Free for disabled customers. Quick e-mail on a Sunday afternoon - emailed back with price confirmation and a link to pay via PayPal or card - arrived Wednesday! Strongly recommended.

Friday, September 30, 2011

EDF Energy Supplier in meltdown?

EDF Energy seem to be struggling to do the most basic things - like sign up a new customer. Quote from a 'Ryan Millar' (fictitious person as it's a no-reply address??):
We are currently upgrading our systems to enhance our customer service; as a result we have seen higher than usual volumes within our business and this is inevitably impacting our ability to respond promptly.
Which equates to 'we tried to change things but we've f**ked up' as far as I can tell.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Friday, July 08, 2011

Last traces of A V Roe (Avro's) to disappear

Jobs will be lost, most people will get to travel 30 miles to Blackburn to work if they want to, some old codgers will have to take their pension a little earlier than they have to to get max cash (ah diddums), but the saddest thing is that the Manchester area will lose its final link with aviation history. You'll have to find it in the MoSi.
BAE to close historic Chadderton plant which built WWII Lancaster bombers | Oldham Advertiser - menmedia.co.uk

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Can you trust Endsleigh Insurance?

Seems that Endsleigh won't honour the 30 day guarantee on the quotes they give online - will investigate further & provide updates.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Santander are shite

Over 6 weeks since opening a so-called on-line account with Santander, I still can't log in. I've had 7 or 8 letters (by snail-mail durrrr) but they've still not managed to send me letter 2 of 2 with a registration code.

A friend who is suffering mental health & addiction problems has been met with absolutely no help whatsoever. She's on benefits, and has been struggling not to go overdrawn, but is being hammered with 175-200 pounds of charges every month. She is switching to the co-op bank and the cashier at the local branch told us thet are getting 2 out of 3 new accounts form dissatisfied ex-Santander customers.