A group which helps disabled people enjoy the great outdoors hopes to expand its horizons in 2018. Outreach project Wild about Wakefield was launched in September last year by Open Country. It offers a range of activities, including a weekly walking group, a weekly conservation work party, a tandem cycling club and weekend outings. The project aims to discover Wakefield’s fantastic green spaces and there are a series of taster days in January and February.
Former mayor of Wakefield Norman Hazell has a novel filing system for his pictures with the great and the good. Mr Hazell, 85, doesn’t use a formal photo album as such for his pictures of high-ranking politicians like Edward Heath, famous cricketers like Geoff Boycott and football legend John Charles. These luminaries are all lovingly pasted inside the front covers of their individual biographies. Mr Hazell met plenty of stars during his long career in local politics.
Our readers have been braving the cold to take snow pictures around Wakefield. Dr Keith Souter captured Sandal Castle in the snow this morning where he saw people sledging. Gary Sargent also took a landscape shot of the ‘dusting’ at Lupset Green Fields. Plenty of children have been enjoying a snow day during the holidays, including Ruby and Amber Brown who built a snowman at Scholars Gate Park In Wrenthorpe. And Katie Brown sent us a lovely picture of Missy the dog in the snow.
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Selecting a term
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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