BEST WESTERN Forest & Vale Hotel
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... thinking and doing and hoping for...and fearing... The ruined abbey is there as a result of the beloved king I keep hearing about all over England and Scotland - Henry VIII and his order to demolish abbeys - we can only imagine the impact of the demolition of a whole lifestyle for so many people right here in York. I headed to the museum for some education, contributed to the donation box as usual and, as I walked through the entry, ...
... 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 ...
... completed, I had fish and chips in Knaresborough and ate them in the market place, which attracted a little bit of attention from passersby, but I didn't care!!
So, with the promise of slightly better weather today, I headed off to Knaresborough again and headed to Byard's Lodge, with only one side-track to Knaresborough House, where the local council is now located. A very helpful young woman there really looked to see if they had any old photos of Stockwell ...
... There was a market at Keswick which we enjoyed. As we were about to leave I decided to buy a punnet of strawberries. They were selling at 2 for £2, but I only wanted 1 for £1. The marketeer immediately put 2 in a bag and wanted £2. I said I only wanted 1. After a bit of banter to and fro, he saw it my way. We then drove to Grange but then decided to head for York, which was a drive of 200k. We drove back through Keswick and arrived at our York ...
... still very picturesque but far more commercialized since we were there last.
We went to Kilburn and admired the craftsmanship of the carpenters who are continuing to produce furniture as it was made by the original ""Mouseman", Robert Thompson. Every item made has the trademark of ...