VILLAGE LIFE: The Post Office, Christmas, Lancashire , crib

Smile on Saturday: Our Village in December.

Smile on Saturday: Village Life We have only one shop in our village. Last Saturday afternoon lots of us locals gathered here to sing Christmas carols. The vicar blessed the crib, the Christmas tree lights were switched on, after which we sang a few more carols. We were accompanied by Read more…

AMBLESIDE: Lake Windermere

An Autumn Day in Ambleside.

Blue Skies and Sunshine….. ……..for a few short hours on Saturday in the Lake District. Now that we are well into autumn we jump at every opportunity to get out on a sunny day. We are so lucky to have the Lake District about a one-hour drive away. (It used Read more…

KNARESBOROUGH: Castle Yorkshire

KNARESBOROUGH: A 12th Century Castle

Knaresborough Castle Knaresborough Castle in Yorkshire stands high on a cliff above the River Nidd. The castle was first built by a Norman baron in c.‚ÄČ1100 on a cliff above the River Nidd. There is documentary evidence dating from 1130 referring to works carried out at the castle by Henry Read more…

Barnard CastleBarnard Castle ,12thCentury, County Durham, ruin,

From Booze Moor to the Land of the Prince Bishops

Booze Moor, Whaw, High Faggergill, Low Faggergill, Hoove and Stang…. ….how I love Yorkshire Place names. This small section from my road atlas covers an area of about 5 square miles (that’s out of the 4,500 square miles which the County of Yorkshire covers): The dotted line at the top Read more…

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