Changing times: factory clocks

Early 20th century factory clock, 21st century solar panel fitted

The Rowntree factory clock on Wigginton Road, fitted with a solar panel since its earlier appearance on these pages. Attention was drawn to these clocks after they were manually adjusted to just after 8 o’clock to celebrate the history of a particular line of confectionery once manufactured here.

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Strensall Common

Looking up - trees, blue sky
i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
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Audio angle, York, 6 May

The May bank holiday was scented by blossom. Technology can’t deliver that, but I did capture some sounds. Beginning with a buzzing bee by our back door, ending up on Strensall Common.

Spring has been a long time coming. Here in the UK we’re particularly surprised when a bank … More …

Bank holiday brief wander, York city centre

Beautiful weather for the bank holiday weekend. Who would have thought it? As has been the case recently I had a lot of work to do on the house and garden through most of it, but escaped, with camera, on the Monday. For three short journeys, in fact. Here’s the … More …