Category: Cities

Hebden Bridge (featuring Nutclough Housing Co-op)

I spent five days in Hebden Bridge staying with Nuclough Housing Co-op. I was interested to have a peek out how this kind of living works and keen to help out where I could.

Hebden Bridge town centre

relaxing in the garden of Nutclough Housing Co-op

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Note: this is being written slightly belatedly as I’m behind with my blogging, sorry! I left Manchester about a week ago now…

walking down a main shopping street

I spent my time in Manchester staying with Tim and Heather – when I stay at a place I like to fit in what might have been going on anyway and I think I more-or-less achieved that :) – assuming they eat such yummy food all the time.

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I took a day out to visit Lincoln. It’s surprisingly nice (I only say “surprisingly” because I had no idea what was here before I arrived). I’m fast on my way to becoming a history bore and Lincoln has been the perfect place to hone my skills.

A nice view in Lincoln

The things that I found are:

  • a magnificently large Cathedral
  • a lovely old castle
  • one of the only 4 original copies of the Magna Carta (inside the castle)
  • a lovely and cute “old town” area on the hill with cobbled streets and cute shops
  • a waterfront area with all your favourite/hated chain restaurants
  • a nice archaeology museum showing progression of man from ice-age to modern day
  • people that actually sound Northern

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