Marsden Cuckoo Day, 2016

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IMGP7838.JPG Cottage at the canal side

Being an “incomer” to West Yorkshire having only lived in the white rose county for thirty-eight years, I am still catching up with all the festivals that are held in individual villages along the pennine route from Yorkshire into (utter the word very quietly) Lancashire.

IMGP7870.JPG Is that Nora Batty I see………….?

The three villages that lead you out of Huddersfield are Golcar, Slaithwaite (or Slawit to locals) and Marsden. The latter was used to film much of “Last of The Summer Wine” although everyone thinks it is Holmfirth.

IMGP7868.JPG Heben Bridge Hill Millies………….

Each village has various annual festivals but the main ones around here are “Golcar Lily Day”, Slaithwaite Moonraker Day” and “Marsden Cuckoo Day” and today was Cuckoo day. The cuckoo is a harbinger of spring and each year the residents of Marsden mark the welcome change in the season with their Cuckoo Festival. Legend…

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