Old Brewery Guest House
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Yep, dear ol' Dennis Prest was born in 1914, so he's seen quite a bit of history happen right in front of his nose... It was such a mission to find his place, even more so because I had checked out of my b&b in Harrogate and was pulling my case on wheels behind me! The address I'd given omitted the street name (!) so it took a while, but after asking a few people and a couple of phone calls, I hauled my case up a very, very ...
Well, what an interesting two days!! Yesterday, the rain put a real dampener on my wanderings, so once I was completely soaked, I hid in the library where they have a few tables and chairs. There, I met Betty (and her sister Pauline) who has lived in Knaresborough all her life (Pauline has moved to Harrogate - fancy!). Betty's grandad worked at the mill!!! She really enjoyed sharing all about life in those days - she lived in Gracious Street (:-) They helped me find the way ...
... s 2 sons and she had some great suggestions of places for me to go tomorrow to check out - she gave great directions for me to find an existing ex-Walton home and the Castle Mill, so we'll see how it goes tomorrow. Roger delighted me with a gift of a gorgeous blue cotton throw - how did he know it was my colour??!! And I have a couple of catalogues - they're going on-line shortly and are expecting orders from us!!
The outcome of today is that, as expected, ...
... itself. My cooked breakfast was a huge plate of fried food - so that's where the stale smell came from, every single morning for the last 10 years, he's been cooking those breakfasts! Still, it set me up for the day - didn't need to eat anything until 'supper' time. I kept getting lost in Harrogate, couldn't find the Post Office or a dentist (for my tooth abscess), didn't like the ostentatious display of money in this town, so caught the bus ...
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 ...