Welcome to the

Brockbank Family Pages

Otley, Wharfedale, Yorkshire
In the past this was a multi function site, also serving as one time home pages for:
Otley Green Fair

The long standing organising team decided to stand down after the 2003 Green Fair. We are delighted that the event has now been taken on by the Otley Courthouse, our community art and events centre.

because we're all
                        in this together

Most recently updated 10 January 2016

Meet the family

As you may have already gathered, our family home is in Otley, West Yorkshire (UK) but the younger members of the family are now more widely distributed. There's a page here if you want to find out a little more about us, or where to find us on the web.

Brockbank connections

Links to my family, and to other Brockbanks around the net.  Contact us by mail, or hop to sites.


When I was 16 I was a car mad teenager. My dad bought me a BSA Bantam and pushed me off up the road on it. Little did I know what the consequences of this would be...

American adventure

Included now, the story of my greatest biking adventure to date - Otley to New Orleans by Laverda, via Toronto, Delaware, Iowa, West Virginia and more...


I moved up to Yorkshire from the south of England in 1985, and have never regretted it (although I would not actually mind if it was a bit warmer). Otley is in Wharfedale, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, a truly beautiful part of the world.

For Sale

I've joined the many who dispose of sundry items via ebay. So I've added this section to the site to allow additional information about items I'm selling (or, it may be, have sold !)

If you wish to follow up on anything on these pages, feel free to mail me.
Spam notes -
Like many out there I do not like receiving unsolicited and especially offensive mass e-mails. One way the the "spammers" get addresses is by "harvesting" them from web sites. So to help thwart this the 'mailto:' links in these pages go to an address which is valid, but which I will change if I start receiving quantities of spam type mail.  So if you are a real person, please do feel free to mail me, but do not record the email address given on this site in your address book.  I will reply with a valid, permanent address.

Design notes -
These pages were originally composed using Netscape Composer, utilise basic HTML 3.2. I then progressed to IBM WebSphere Homepage Builder, which is somewhat more sophisticated, and brought in elements of HTML 4. As my copy is now quite old it does not support many newer standards. My demands are basic so I am now trying SeaMonkey, which takes me right back to Netscape Composer !
To help load times I aim to keep any single image to under 20k (the odd one might slip through)

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