On a recent visit to Yorkshire, after a lovely walk along the canal and a pub lunch in Sowerby Bridge, we walked back to Elland over Norland Moor, a popular area for local walkers and an important fragment of upland heath. Crisscrossed with footpaths, people like Norland Moor for the elevation, open views over to Halifax and the peace and quiet. The highest point, with a trig point, is at 284 metres and nearby is a large rocky outcrop called The Ladstone, which some think was a place for Druid rituals.
According to Calderdale Council there are 28 memorial benches on Norland Moor. I don’t think we saw all of them but of the many we walked by on our walk I noticed this bench to Eric Daniels. The plaque affectionately describes Eric Daniels as, ‘A man of boundless energy and enthusiasm, who gave so much and inspired so many.’
Eric’s bench was the perfect place to rest after the steep hill up to the moor. I sat and enjoyed the view over the golf course, wishing I had met Eric Daniel’s.