The Golden Lion Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
- Continental Breakfast
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... the Waltons are likely to have attended was originally called Knaresborough Rural Grammar School, then it became Knaresborough Modern Grammar School and now it is called King James Grammar School. Next year, the school will celebrate, wait for it ..... 400 years!!!!!! I didn't get to even see the school - next time :-) The story goes that King James Grammar wanted to acquire the Knaresborough cricket club grounds, which ...
... the garden - well, he did!! He
managed to dig up an old stone sink, which would have been used in the original kitchen - amazingly he hauled it 50 yards, until he was exhausted, and left it there. The next morning, he could hardly move the thing but it is now safely installed in his garden - he took me there
so I could take a photo of it - the only piece of the house left!! He said he'd give it to me if it would help - I assured him it was better with him... ...
... Roger had obviously discussed this beforehand and had decided what to do with the books - they said that I could take them home ... to NZ!!!! They felt that the books are more about family than the linen business and that they are more appropriate in the hands of family - aw gee, that's so awesome!!! So, I spent the rest of the day poring over the books and trying to piece together who is who.
At about lunch time, Roger's wife, Biddy (short for Bridget) popped in ...
... and found the Post Office and a dentist immediately!! (But the dentist won't take any new patients, so ho hum, I've still got a problem).
I hardly lost my bearings at all in Knaresborough, it's such a good-sized market town - it's my kind of town!! I can walk easily to everywhere and I found the Knaresborough Castle quickly! It closed soon after I got there, but that's OK 'cos I'll be back another day. The bad news is that ...
We had a lovely warm welcome at the local Methodist Chapel at Carlton where we swelled the congregation to 19 inc the organist and the minister (a former Baptist pastor in Oldham for 52 years and now retired but preaching on the circuit). There's something very moving about singing old favourites like Amazing Grace and The Lord's my Shepherd in such a setting. The sermon was on ways we learn and how Naaman had to learn from a Jewish slave girl to follow Elisha's message of how to be ...