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Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Thursday, January 12, 2017 22:31
Frosty Fotos
Thank you Alan for the lovely photos in and around the village. Those of us who live at the other end of the earth particularly enjoy seeing the village in all its glory at different times of the year. The park, as usual, looks magnificent. Thank You.
Lynda Blundell nee Phillips
Vancouver, Canada
Friday, January 13, 2017 17:17
Thanks too from Canada.
Alan Pickles
Friday, January 13, 2017 18:53
Thank you from someone living not a million miles way from the village. These photos are a pleasure to view and once again bring back many memories. As Brenda remarks, the park is magnificent as usual and is a credit to those responsible for it's upkeep.
Alan Smith
Saturday, January 14, 2017 18:02
Nice to see that photos I took on lovely frosty morning are appreciated,they were taken using a IPhone 5 which I got when my son David got a new model.I have a gadget bag with an Olympus 2 with numerous lenses which has not seen the light of day for years any offers?
Isobel Stirk
Monday, January 16, 2017 17:13
Thank you Mr Smith for such lovely pictures. Sutton looks beautiful in any season and the pictures of the Clough brought back memories of many, many family walks up there. I always had the choice of which way to turn when we came near the top- over the bridge which took us through Listers' farm yard or the other way up the field to come out in Ellers. My father always liked to go to the right as Mr Lister would always be ready for a chat with him!. Does anyone remember collecting leaf mould in the Clough? We had an annual pilgrimage to collect it prior to potting hyacinths or some such bulbs. I can also remember that a chimney sweep must have emptied a bag of soot up there because I once fell in it!
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 07:28
Jaded from reading a 700 page tome
I browsed the net using Google Chrome
Then checked the gallery and began to comb
Through ‘frosty fotos' of Sutton that once was home

My mind immediately began to surrender
To nostalgic memories of a cold December
Like the warmth and allure of a glowing ember
I reminisced back to a time I well remember

A solitary park shelter beneath the leafless trees
Sheep on the hillside bear out the unease
A camouflage of whiteness is all that one sees
Even the beck could succumb to the freeze

Frost on the rooftops and frost in each field
Frost on the bonnet and on the windshield
But blues skies above signal the inevitable yield
Of the twinkling white blanket and nothing concealed

Thanks for sharing these great photos Alan :-)
Julian Hide
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 09:13
Makes you wonder why they all leave..........!
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 20:36
Andrew - good one! You must be getting older, that's when nostalgia seems to appear and is more likely to be verbalised - It's good to have great memories of where we grew up. Sutton isn't quite the same with all the new housing that has appeared and the grand Baptist Chapel and Bairstow's mill gone. However that's history and the other stuff progress. But, some things stay the same, The park for instance - there are changes there but it still has the same look/feel, and, I think it may be used a bit more extensively too. Being able to spot the pinnacles as you are approaching the village is still a stirring sight. Pity about the sarcasm above - but maybe we had to leave to make room for others to enjoy what we then, took for granted. Loved your words - Thank You.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Thursday, January 19, 2017 03:55
It was the sense of adventure for me Julian ,-)
Anne Matthews nee Currie
Thursday, January 19, 2017 13:36
Maybe a few locals leaving our village for adventures new made room for the " off cumduns" we have in the village!!

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