Thursday, 30 December 2010

Atmospheric March Haigh

It felt very atmospheric walking around on the moors today. While I was out I didn't meet another person until I was almost back in Marsden and it was all very still with no wind to move anything.
These photos are taken from the bank of March Haigh Reservoir with the mist swirling about. The reservoir was also still frozen, but starting to thaw out and had lots of cracks in it.
Hopefully it will be as pleasant on New Years Day for the first guided walk of the year. Meet the National Trust staff and volunteers at Marsden railway station at 10am for a pleasant walk to start the year!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Natural Christmas Decorations

Our exhibition room is looking a bit festive now after some help from the Kirklees Youth Offending Team. For our final session of the year we went out to collect some natural materials, holly, ivy and the like, to create some festive wreaths and decorations.

We made a few wreaths with everyone getting a bit creative, recycled paper chains and snowflakes, and some glittery fircones and other berries hung around the room.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

A White December Day

It's a lovely winter scene in Marsden, just right for December 1st! Looking out of the office, there is just a lot of white that can be seen as the snow comes down thick and fast. No one has ventured out onto the moors today, and everyone is just staying snug in the office. Here are a couple of photos of the office to show just how snowy it's getting here...