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... and was ushered into see Mr Prest by his carer. He's got all his marbles, wears a shirt and tie every day, just like when he worked in the Knaresborough bank all his career (apart from a stint in the war).
He told me about a lot of his memories, but I'll summarise mainly what he told me about the Waltons and the mill in Knaresborough. He remembers that the mill was called Walton's Mill for all of his working life ...
... Gallons Steps down to the Waterside where the Castle Mills building still sits right on the riverside. I escaped from the rain again when I found the river and had a cuppa at the Marigold Cafe - such a lovely view of the river, viaduct and the Castle Mills! Dry and watered again, I walked along to the Castle Mills and saw the complex - it has been upgraded to lovely (expensive) accommodation - about 20 homes I think. All private property, so I didn't go in. Then I headed for ...
... more questions than answers, and I haven't got my head around all the Christophers, Williams and Johns, but I think these books add some information that will help to build our family knowledge.
I have a plan, tomorrow, to go to the Knaresborough market (Dominic warned me to keep expectations low - more chinese imports than artisan breads and cheeses), then look for any other clues possible in the town. Let's see how that turns out....starting with a cooked breakfast!
... and found the Post Office and a dentist immediately!! (But the dentist won't take any new patients, so ho hum, I've still got a problem).
I hardly lost my bearings at all in Knaresborough, it's such a good-sized market town - it's my kind of town!! I can walk easily to everywhere and I found the Knaresborough Castle quickly! It closed soon after I got there, but that's OK 'cos I'll be back another day. The bad news is that ...
Good night sleep was had, woke up to a sunny day, still a bit soggy under foot, the hills were definitely had eyes today, following our bull fight, we had vultures flying above us, we kept advising them we was still alive. A steady 15 miles was covered ...
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