The White Swan Inn
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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, ...
... Dennis has always had a very keen interest in cricket. Ronald lived in Knaresborough and later worked in Leeds as an accountant with Ernst & co.
He told me that the primary school by Stockwell Lodge was built fairly recently, so neither Henry nor Frank would have attended it. I was keen to check school rolls, but of course with my luck, it happened to be half-term break, so no schools were open. The grammar ...
... 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 ...
... died in childbirth, well above the national average.
The museum then turns into a giant indoor Victorian street. I felt like I had walked into a Sherlock Holmes movie! Finally the second part of the museum is the old prison. York Castle was used to hold prisoners since 1068. The castle was torn down, and the modern building constructed in the 1700's when it was converted into a county prison. While the prison was closed in 1929, it is still an active ...
... may never be in a Betty's again, I opted for the Pink Champagne Afternoon Tea which consisted of sandwiches, a scone, sweet treats, a pot of Betty's Signature Blend loose tea and a glass of pink champagne. Very decadent and VERY good. I also bought a teacup and a tea tin of the signature blend of tea.
Now we had to walk off that wonderful meal, so we visited the York Museum and saw more Roman discoveries. As we were viewing a section of ruins we had a question about, the museum ...