Monday, June 3, 2013

A Trip to Uppermill in North England with Miss B !!

I am so thrilled to be bringing you another great post by Miss B from the blog bobochic! She took us to the wonderful York,England in her last post. This time we head to Uppermill in the north area of England. I hope you will be kind enough after you read her guest post here, to visit her blog as well.


I was so pleased when Rosemary invited me back to write another guest post on her wonderful blog. (If you missed my first visit you can read about my trip to York, England here)


Today I would like to take you on another tour around a quaint little English village .... Uppermill in the North of England. It lies on the River Tame, 4.5 miles east of Oldham and 11 miles from the city of Manchester.


This picturesque village is surrounded by the beautiful Saddleworth Moor




The site of the manorial corn mill originally gave the village its name. 

In the 19th century, with the arrival of the canal and turnpike roads woollen then cotton mills were built.


Alexandra Mill in the heart of the village, was built in 1860 by flannel manufacturers J Bradbury & Co. Today the old mill has been sympathetically converted into appartments. 


It's good to see so many independent shops and boutiques thriving in the village centre ....

There are several traditional village pubs ...... and what a treat for everyone  to be able to sit outside and enjoy some sunshine ... a warm weekend in May was a pleasant surprise!


Cafés, tea rooms and restaurants..... traditional and modern .......to cater for the locals and the visitors.......

I can certainly recommend the carrot cake at Kitty's Café Bar ...


The Vintage Cupcake Kitchen is a special little place .... with its shabby chic interior ....

 .... pretty mismatched china .....

and the most amazing cupcakes .... our selection...vanilla, carrot and strawberry. 


Next to the canal, Uppermill has its own art gallery and museum which includes displays of the history of Saddleworth and it houses original machines from the mill. 


The Huddersfield Canal, started in 1794, was abandoned in 1944 and only reopened for navigation in 2001 after years of restoration ....






Next to the canal is the staue of Ammon Wrigley (1861-1946) a poet, artist and historian who worked in the local mills and wrote about all aspects of life in the area.


and finally a few more village scenes........







It's easy to see why Uppermill and the surrounding area has become such a desirable place to live! 


Thank you Rosemary for inviting me over 
here again to your lovely blog!

                        


*Please pop over to see me at my blog bobochic!





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20 comments:

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Each place you've featured in this village looks so dreamy. Spending hours perusing in the bookstore, enjoying a drink at the traditional pub and pastries in the cupcake kitchen will make a perfect day.

NYCStylelittleCannoli said...

Yes it does Arni ....I am ready to fly to England and visit asap What a great place!

Elsa de Diego said...

Can't get enough of these pics! Thanks so much for sharing! Xo,

Sam said...

What a beautiful and serene village, a place one could just wander for hours and get lost in. Great guest feature

Daryl said...

what a lovely tour she's taken us on

French Girl in Seattle said...

Lovely post about a lovely place, miss b. I have come to three conclusions:
1. You do have a sweet tooth :-)
2. Coffee served in china cups (even mismatched) will always look better than a Starbucks paper cup.
3. I need to return to England and start sightseeing pronto. There is no place in the world quite like it.

Thank you, Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Kim Alston said...

i follow miss b's blog and love her to pieces. uppermill is awesome! i love the cafes, shops and of course sweet treats. beautiful landscape and it truly offers so much.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Such gorgeous images. Now that I am back in the UK I am certainly going to make a point to visit (first stop the tea room for some of that carrot cake ;-)

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

The area looks very quaint! I have always wanted to try staying in a converted mill house - I bet they have a lot of those there!

Pamela RG said...

The village looks very serene and beautiful. Perfect for a stroll and a fun canal tour. I would like to try the fish and chips then the carrot cake for dessert. This is a fun collaboration between Miss B and Rosemary.

miss b said...

Thank you Rosemary for inviting me over here again. I'm pleased to see that everyone likes Uppermill and I really appreciate these lovely comments.
PS Véronique, you are absolutely right, I do have a sweet tooth!

http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

FASHION TALES said...

I will surely bookmark this place. I always enjoy Miss b's recommendations. Great guest post. /Madison

Heidi Meyer said...

What a charming village! How wonderful it would be to stay in a flat at Alexandra Mill for a week to see the sights and relax in that adorable cafe. Love it!

High Heeled Life said...

Miss B. as always so enjoyed your post! Looks like a wonderful village... Love the small shops, the cupcakes and carrot cake need one say more. oh how I wish the UK was closer.

I'm off to NYC later this month so going to see what wonderful discoveries I will find on our hosting blog... Love the name NYC, Style and a Little Cannoli... HHL

Mira said...

Great guest post. I really need to visit Uppermill <3

xx

Pearls and Caramel said...

Miss B. that was a very interesting visit. I'd love to go there one day and wander in this cute little city. And eat some carrot cake!
Catherine xo

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Lovely pictures. It looks like such a wonderful place, I can definitely see why it's a desirable place to live.

LittlePinkRainBoots.blogspot.com

Meghan said...

Your pictures always make me want to pack the car and do a little exploring. And I don't know how you do it but you always manage to find the most scrumptious looking cupcakes!

Elle Sees said...

loved you sharing this with us! i feel like i'm right there :)

leafy111 said...

I'm there! I live in Alexandra mill :-) sometimes I take it for granted just how nice this place is, but not today!

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