By the river in Hubberholme

HubberholmeSome 30 years on, history repeated itself yesterday as we decided to make the most of some gorgeous summer conditions and spend an afternoon by the river Wharfe in Hubberhome. Going to exactly the same spot that I went to as a young boy, Lily and I frolicked in the cool water with the inflatable dhingy, Elvis dug all day for always-just-too-large stones, and Katie and Elsie managed to sneak in a tiny bit of chilling time. Just a bit.

I rode home on the bike in the boiling heat and got a few miles in, which was a lovely thing to sneak in.

We made video with incredible similarity to the family cine films of 30 years ago, including me looking scarily like my dad when I swim.

  • Jason

    Fab footage! Jason wants to know how you embed video into the blog??

    Hope the family are well. HOw is Katie? The little glimpse of Elsie was sweet – she was v peaceful. Anyway, speak soon. M, J, G and I!!!!!!! (gosh almost forgot the little fella)

  • Andy Rushforth

    It looks like it was a great family day out Dave.

    This reminded me of when I was young. My dad (who died back in 1974) had a cine camera and used to film us on days out. I don’t know whatever happended to the films but they’ve been sadly lost along the way. He was also a keen photographer and took lots of film which he used to process himself. I rescued a load from my mum a couple of years ago and began scanning them in. I have to crack on and get it finished and rescue more before we lose the history.

  • Phil Haygarth

    Hubberhom? T’other side o’ bugger um.