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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 ...
... It looks quite neglected. Since it was empty, I had a really good look around the grounds - all a bit overgrown. One of the sons has now passed away, and it should be up for sale soon - split 4 ways???
So, encouraged, I headed round to Stockwell Lodge. Denise, the manager, welcomed me and I walked in on a residents' afternoon tea, so with a cuppa in hand, Cathy, a resident, told about how her children used to come over and play in the property, so the house ...
Up early (even earlier when Kerry posted onto Facebook at 5am and I thought it was my alarm!!)
Hard boiled eggs to go (no cooked breakfast today), headed for the 7.40am bus from Harrogate to Boroughbridge, through about 6 other little villages - what a delightful bus ride through English villages and countryside and in the good company of a young man named Tom. He's into an apprenticeship in Digital Marketing and told me the names of each village and we got to know ...
... were disappointed that I decided to walk to my air bnb place, but it really helps if I walk around a place first, to find my accommodation - and it's one way of finding out if it's too far to walk!! It was only a short walk, so that was cool - I'm SO grateful to Yvonne for putting me onto maps.me - it gets me EVERYWHERE, eventually! :-)
Anyway, I climbed up 3 flights of skinny little stairs with my huge bag to meet my hosts and what's ...
Trying to leave Durham was interesting on Sat morning as the Miner's Gala which has been running since the 1850's was in full swing - there were Scottish bagpipes, brass bands and all sorts of local Associations and Trade Unions marching in the parade, represented from the Midlands to Scotland but mainly mining communities - a colourful spectacle on a glorious day, if rather ...