RETIRED teacher Stuart Nottingham returns to Huddersfield once a year – and took this photograph to keep a fond memory of the home town he misses so much.
Stuart, 65, was born and brought up in Huddersfield and lived in Fenay Bridge while he was a teacher at Honley Junior School.
He was then appointed headteacher at a school on the Isle of Wight and moved to another school on the island before becoming headteacher at a school in Norfolk.
He retired in 1998 to a village called Stoke Holy Cross near Norwich but he and wife Jennifer make a trip back to Huddersfield every summer.
He took this photograph in the Choppards area above Holmfirth while on Ashley Jackson’s three-mile walk around Last Of The Summer Wine countryside. This is a leaflet called A Walk With Ashley produced by the artist and Kirklees Council.
“You don’t know what you miss until its not on your doorstep anymore,’’ said Stuart. “We absolutely love the place still and now make an annual trek back here.
“The countryside has such character and we especially miss the old stone walls and the moors. When I took the photograph it was a perfect summer’s day – warm, bright and breezy.’’
Jennifer comes originally from Brighouse and the couple have one son, Philip, who works for BP in Azerbaijan. They have two grandsons aged seven and four.
Between 1963 and 1967 Stuart was a trainee cameraman for the BBC but decided that teaching was his true vocation.
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