Mark Chrimes - PhotographerMark spent his early years within a short walk of Healey Dell which was the inspiration for his interest in wildlife and photography.  With keen eyesight, sharp haring and knowledge of animal behaviour, Mark would spot birds and animals that many people would miss.  Besides wildlife Mark has taken many photographs of the scenery in Healey Dell through the changing seasons including Fairies Chapel, the Railway Viaduct, the Owd Mill, cascades and waterfall.  After frequent visits to Healey Dell, lots of patience and quick reactions, Mark has produced stunning pictures including those of the Roe Deer, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron and Nuthatch.

Mark trained in Rochdale as a painter and decorator and was a keen cyclist although this hobby has now taken a back seat to photography. Travelling all over the country Mark has visited many nature reserves and also photographs air shows, motor bike racing, scooter rallies, street photography, and helped by his ability to get on well with people, parties and weddings.

Framed pictures and prints taken by Mark are on display and available to purchase at the Healey Dell Heritage Centre & Tea Rooms which he helped to decorate as part of a team of volunteers when it first opened. The tea rooms are a good place for a break, cup of tea and place to meet friends when visiting Healey Dell.

Coronavirus update - November 2020

It has now been confirmed that, from Thursday 5th November, the UK will be going back into lockdown.  As part of the measures, all non-essential businesses will close, and all restaurants and cafes will not be able to offer dine-in service, and we will be following these rules.  However, we are still allowed to provide takeaway and delivery orders, which we are thrilled to be able to do.  We think that, as the weather is getting colder, there is nothing better than enjoying a spot of tea in warmth and comfort.  Have a look at our takeaway menu by clicking the button below, and order something to enjoy the Autumn weather from the comfort of your own home.  Delivery is free within a three mile radius.

We will keep an eye on how the lockdown progresses, and we will keep you posted on what we will be doing as the end comes near.  We got through the first lockdown back in March, we’ll get through this one, and Healey Dell Tea Rooms will be there to bring you the comforts and pleasures that we always have.