The Yorkshire delights I got to see with my photo competition prize money

The Yorkshire delights I got to see with my photo competition prize money

I was so thrilled when Jeanette House, the Trustee responsible for organising the Photo Competition, rang me to say I had won! The prize of two nights in Yorkshire was another opportunity to add to my photo collection.

In late April my husband and I travelled up to The Steeton Hall Hotel in Keighley stopping at the fabulous Yorkshire Sculpture Park for lunch on the way – lots of lambs and Henry Moore sculptures and far too much to see in a quick visit.

We had a very luxurious room overlooking the garden and one of the best ever cooked breakfasts.

Determined to make the most of it, we drove across the Moors to Haworth and Hebden Bridge where I met Kate Lycett, the Artist who chose my photo, as she was doing a workshop. She signed my magazine and I got to see her gorgeous paintings.

 

The artist Kate Lycett working on a painting

Then the next day we visited the Dales to see Bolton Abbey and had lunch in The Craven Arms in the wonderfully named Appletreewick overlooking the picturesque countryside. From there we travelled to Salts Mill in Saltaire with its old mill buildings abundant with art, shops and a good cafe and best of all was a free David Hockney exhibition.  

As we finished our last breakfast, Jeanette and her husband popped in with a lovely basket of Yorkshire goodies for me to take home, so I felt thoroughly rewarded and returned with a camera full of photos of a beautiful area which we will certainly revisit!

Basket of Yorkshire goodies

Lynn Welsher, NWR Solihull 


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Comments 12

Guest - Jenny Lee on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 17:05

What a great trip, Lynn. Well done on winning the photo competition. I wonder if it could become an annual event ( even if the first prize were more modest, say an NWR subscription). I have become much more interested in photography in recent years and would love to see ALL the entries.

What a great trip, Lynn. Well done on winning the photo competition. I wonder if it could become an annual event ( even if the first prize were more modest, say an NWR subscription). I have become much more interested in photography in recent years and would love to see ALL the entries.
Lynn Welsher on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 17:19

Thanks Jenny. Yes me too - I did ask if they could be available online but maybe it was too much work.

Thanks Jenny. Yes me too - I did ask if they could be available online but maybe it was too much work.
Liz Valette on Thursday, 01 October 2015 05:04

It's a thoroughly deserved prize Lynn, you have a good eye for great photography.

It's a thoroughly deserved prize Lynn, you have a good eye for great photography.
Guest - Lynn Welsher on Thursday, 08 October 2015 09:47

Thanks very much Liz - it is a very rewarding hobby!

Thanks very much Liz - it is a very rewarding hobby!
Guest - Lynn Welsher on Thursday, 08 October 2015 15:27

Thanks Liz - photography is a great hobby!

Thanks Liz - photography is a great hobby!
Guest - Ilana Levine on Monday, 05 October 2015 10:57

You've sold Yorkshire to me!

You've sold Yorkshire to me!
Guest - Beverly Shaw on Monday, 05 October 2015 23:23

Lynn Welsher... from down under Australia... thanks for taking us on your winning prize, journey to Yorkshire. I so long to go back there as soon as I can as it's where my Dad grew up and I want to see more than we did in 2006. Your winning photo was beautiful, peaceful and very colourful. Thank you. Bev Shaw, NWR Illawarra Evening Group.

Lynn Welsher... from down under Australia... thanks for taking us on your winning prize, journey to Yorkshire. I so long to go back there as soon as I can as it's where my Dad grew up and I want to see more than we did in 2006. Your winning photo was beautiful, peaceful and very colourful. Thank you. Bev Shaw, NWR Illawarra Evening Group.
Lynn Welsher on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 17:20

Thanks Bev - good to hear from you and sorry for such a long delay in responding!

Thanks Bev - good to hear from you and sorry for such a long delay in responding!
Guest - Jeanette House on Thursday, 08 October 2015 07:36

So delighted that you saw so much of the best of Yorkshire, took so many amazing and intelligent photographs and enjoyed the basket of Yorkshire goodies. A very well deserved prize and stay at Steeton Hall-Hotel too!

So delighted that you saw so much of the best of Yorkshire, took so many amazing and intelligent photographs and enjoyed the basket of Yorkshire goodies. A very well deserved prize and stay at Steeton Hall-Hotel too!
Guest - Vanessa Moulding on Thursday, 22 October 2015 16:30

Well done Lynn.....what a lovely weekend you had.

Well done Lynn.....what a lovely weekend you had.
Guest - Jeanette Smith on Sunday, 25 October 2015 19:47

Is that your winning photo at the top of the page?

Is that your winning photo at the top of the page?
Lynn Welsher on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 17:10

Thank you to you all for your lovely comments and I do apologise for not responding sooner! Jeanette Smith - no it was in the magazine last Spring - you can see it online if interested https://issuu.com/katherinelatham/docs/nwr-24pp-singlepages-020515-web-lo

Thank you to you all for your lovely comments and I do apologise for not responding sooner! Jeanette Smith - no it was in the magazine last Spring - you can see it online if interested https://issuu.com/katherinelatham/docs/nwr-24pp-singlepages-020515-web-lo
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