‘DO YOU MIND me asking, are you Richard Bell?’ says the woman on the next table outside
the De-lish Café as soon as I start drawing the bustling market. She’s very keen
on local history, so she says that she enjoys my little local guides.
Ossett marketplace now has several cafés with tables where you can sit and watch
the world go by, and draw it if you wish, over a latté. The trouble is, as Ossett
sits overlooking the Calder valley it can be a bit windswept on the open precinct
but today it’s perfect; warm and sunny but with a hint of a breeze to cool you down.
They say that if you sit at a café table in Paris, sooner or later you’ll see everyone
you know walk by. We don’t have to wait long here in Ossett to see an old friend
and catch up on the gossip.