We hadn't seen much of each other this week, so yesterday hubby and I snatched a few hours before he had to go back to work again, and took ourselves off for a walk around Elsecar - a neighbouring ex mining village.
I really like many aspects of Elsecar. One of its attraction is the "Heritage Centre" which used to be the old pit yard. It has always been a bit hit and miss with what is on offer here, but I think that they have a bit more lottery funding so fingers crossed for its future. One of its problems is that it is next to Wentworth - where all the visitors seem to head for, but I love a stroll around, so come and see just a little of what is on offer.
They have a lot of enthusiastic volunteers who help restore and run the old engines in the yard. You could catch a ride today.
We walked from the Heritage Centre to the park, via this poppy field.