POSITIVE FEELINGS ON THE WAY TO WHARNCLIFFE SIDE

Before you were distracted by a hunt for Pride in Ontario, I was on the edge of Sheffield seeking out positivity at Zion Church in Oughtibridge.

Having confirmed, annoyingly, that Will was correct and that there indeed is a Sam Smiths pub here, I had an hour to excercise before my daily trip to the tip with Mrs RM’s never-ending cardboard boxes.

Enough time to make it to the exotic sounding Wharncliffe Side, which is to Oughtibridge what Heptonstall is to Hebden.

One more chance to explore the abandoned Stones pub,

and this attempt at luxury camping with forest views.

Very steep up the delightfully named Cockshutt Lane, where I feel very much one with the North.

If anyone needs any Steve Coogan DVDs “borrowed” from the phone box, send me a DM.

It’s a pleasing little village, with some frantic housing development near the sewage works mill.

If you have any questions about the Whancliffe Dragon, send them to local expert Will.

Local Bradfield Brewery’s Wharncliffe Arms had all of 3 months free of Punch ownership before Covid struck.

Let us be joyful, jolly, and motivated to return to pubs like the Wharncliffe Arms.

Whether that’s in April or May.

8 thoughts on “POSITIVE FEELINGS ON THE WAY TO WHARNCLIFFE SIDE

  1. How often do you get to go to the tip? (Sorry, Household Waste Disposal Centre). We are limited to four visits per month, AND you have to book a slot online in advance.

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    1. We’ve a small recycling centre 5 minutes walk away, mainly for cardboard, that I use almost daily and a main waste site disposal centre for polystyrene, wood etc that I use once a week. No restrictions here (we had to book slots a week in advance in Cambridge).

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  2. I don’t know anything about dragons in Wharncliffe; in fact I don’t even know how to say Wharncliffe. My daughter corrected my pronunciation the other day – I know, very badly brought up. It’s the local waagh-sound, as in Ward’s Brewery, or perhaps more helpfully as in CARD rather than DAWN.

    Happy to be of service.

    And yes, I know that your blog is written rather than spoken, but you never know when this may come in handy. (A similar sound probably used to appear in Walkley (waagh-kley?) but there are so many southerners living there now that locals don’t even bother shrugging their shoulders any more.)

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  3. “POSITIVE FEELINGS ON THE WAY TO WHARNCLIFFE SIDE”

    Add these six letters to the previous six and they’res only 14 letters to go!

    “I had an hour to excercise before my daily trip to the tip with Mrs RM’s never-ending cardboard boxes.”

    All of that cardboard would probably make cheap insulation for your end of the garden man shed. 😉

    “Enough time to make it to the exotic sounding Wharncliffe Side”

    So named because it’s been eroded down over the years?

    “and this attempt at luxury camping with forest views.”

    It’s called ‘glamping’. 🙂

    “Very steep up the delightfully named Cockshutt Lane,”

    No comment. 🙂

    “If anyone needs any Steve Coogan DVDs “borrowed” from the phone box, send me a DM.”

    Don’t know about that but there’s a Wilbur Smith book on the left I don’t think I’ve read.

    “with some frantic housing development near the (sewage works) mill.”

    Fragrant I’m sure.

    “If you have any questions about the Whancliffe Dragon, send them to local expert Will.”

    He’ll be able to tell us what happened to the ‘r’?

    “Local Bradfield Brewery’s Wharncliffe Arms had all of 3 months free of Punch ownership before Covid struck.”

    Sigh.

    “Let us be joyful, jolly, and motivated to return to pubs like the Wharncliffe Arms.”

    Only 7 letters left!

    Cheers

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