Monday, 4 October 2010

Tankersley Old Hall

Earlier in the year, when it snowed - I took to walking home from work and vowed I would do it more often. But I let it slip. However, last week, the car was poorly, and hubby was able to walk up to meet me, and it wasn't raining!! so we walked home. It takes me about 1 hour and 15 mins, and it was a great way to unwind after a very stressful day. The last time I walked this way, I showed you some photos of Tankersley Old Hall - but the light wasn't very good and I had my old camera, so here are a few much better shots.

You may remember I told you that this is the place where they filmed Billy Casper finding his Kestral in the film Kes (currently the young mans favourite film of all time).


Its a real shame that it is falling into such disrepair




16 comments:

Rosie said...

What a shame the castle has been left to fall into ruins after such a noble history. You have a poorly car too? Ours is being taken up to Crewe today to be repaired - a courtesy car will arive at some point! Walking always helps relieve the stresses of the day and calm the mind, doesn't it?:)

Nearly 50 and trying to be Frugal .... said...

My car has been sat outside the office for 4 weeks now.It just died on me and I was trying to wait until Sept was out of the way before I called the garage to come and collect it. We don't have the AA or RAC here and it costs a fortune for towing etc, and it's a bmw so even more expensive to repair. If I had a spare few grand would change it for a smaller cheaper car.
Have you finished the songs now?
If you have I'll start mine later.
Have a good day. It's pouring down here and cold.
Sue

Kathy said...

An hour's walk? ... after work? ...
I'm so impressed!
I love 'Kes' too, so sad!
Hope your car gets better soon!
Love Kathy xxx

love those cupcakes said...

You must be fit cos that sounds like a lot of walking. I need a lie down just thinking about it!

bad penny said...

That take me back reading Kes at school. They held a meeting as some parents complained about the bad language. It even got into the local paper & students were writing leters in favour of the book. We were alowed to continue ! The film was fantastic too.

Ray+Joan said...

Uncle Ray & I did that walk up to the old Hall 38 years ago when Paul was a baby (I dig out the photo) & by the way I,m walking 1hr in the morning & evening, more about that later on the family blog

topchelseagirl said...

Don't think I could manage an hours walk after work lol! x

snoopydog said...

That sounds like a great way to keep fit! Love the photos of the ruins. 'Kes' is a great film!!!! Have a good week. Ros and Oscar

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

I used to pass by the old house a great deal but never saw it! thanks for posting

Green thumb said...

I would love to swap your beautiful way to work with mine!
xxxxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

:-( if only a millionaire could come along and restore that place - I bet it used to be gorgeous.

Menopausal musing said...

It is certainly an atmospheric ruin. I never got round to seeing "Kes" so must put it on my list of films to watch.......

harmony and rosie said...

Such a shame to let these wonderful places go to ruin, just like the tin mines in Cornwall. My husband's impressed with your son - "very advanced film" says he!

x

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

I always feel sad when I see buildings like this falling into disrepair:( What stories and tales those walls could tell.....

Rowan said...

I followed your link and found the history of this house very interesting, it's a shame that it has been allowed to become a ruin but the process started a long time ago by the sound of it. I wonder whetrher they will do another archaeological dig there, too expensive I suppose but it would seem that there's plenty to find.

diane said...

If only the walls could talk!