Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley. Treated as a failure at school, and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk. Billy identifies with her silent strength and she inspires in him the trust and love that nothing else can, discovering through her the passion missing from his life.

Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley. Treated as a failure at school, and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk. Billy identifies with her silent strength and she inspires in him the trust and love that nothing else can, discovering through her the passion missing from his life.

For a hundred years flowers grew, lovers hid and masterpieces were painted here then it fell to ruin alongside the family ruled for a hundred years. It still stands against weather and time but the family does not.  –kah2013 (story idea inspired by Conservatory, Wentworth Castle

For a hundred years flowers grew, lovers hid and masterpieces were painted here then it fell to ruin alongside the family ruled for a hundred years. It still stands against weather and time but the family does not. –kah2013 (story idea inspired by Conservatory, Wentworth Castle

Half-hidden traces of the past, between Dodworth and Silkstone (2013) A lot woodland areas now look very rural and lush from afar - on closer inspection only meekly cover up an heavy-industry past. It's the funny thing about capitalism, that it leaves a world behind so fast (as it both redesigns itself and goes in search of cheaper labour) that it begins to look like the ancient lost ruins (such as the relics at Angkor, Cambodia) in a matter of decades rather than centuries.

Half-hidden traces of the past, between Dodworth and Silkstone (2013) A lot woodland areas now look very rural and lush from afar - on closer inspection only meekly cover up an heavy-industry past. It's the funny thing about capitalism, that it leaves a world behind so fast (as it both redesigns itself and goes in search of cheaper labour) that it begins to look like the ancient lost ruins (such as the relics at Angkor, Cambodia) in a matter of decades rather than centuries.

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