Lodge At Leeming Bar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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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 ...
... met me and let me use their office for the day to mosey through the archives Dominic had searched out - it was incredible!! He had photocopied some things for me and then showed me the two special books, one from John Walton with a record of debts owed to him and money he owed. The second book is a will of Christopher Walton and then details of how his will was enacted by the Executors of the Will, his brother John Walton and his brother in law William Robinson.
Back in Leeds for the Easter break and our minds turned to how we were going to make it over to mainland Europe. We had thought about going to Hull and catching the North Sea ferry over to Zeebrugge/Rotterdam but the cost was going to be extortionate. So the only logical option was to head for Dover and cross the Channel.
Getting there would be easy enough, plenty of long distance ...
... without taking a photo of their newish Sainsbury's which seems to have been designed by one of Nicolae Ceaușescu's architects?
OK one of my Big Five (as big game hunters call the top cadre of African game - no I'm not in favour of big game hunting per se but if I'd had a relative pounced on whilst doing the washing in the local stream and dragged away to be eaten later, I'd want the offending creature to have more than a stiff telling off) was Tan Hill Inn at 1732 ...