Monthly Archives: November 2013

A trip to Middlesbrough

The ‘Message in a Bottle’ sculpture – its curious surface is inspired by the handwriting of the explorer Captain James Cook. The script is lifted from the journals of his Pacific voyages. It stands outside the gallery of modern art, … Continue reading

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Beggar’s Bridge

At the eastern edge of the village of Glaisdale (in Eskdale) is the single span of Beggar’s Bridge, built by Thomas Ferris in 1619. He was a poor man who hoped to wed the daughter of a wealthy local squire. … Continue reading

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Remembrance

Armistice Day – we forgot to stand still for two minutes at 11 oclock (the house had been invaded by queen wasps from under the floor – I was stung). My dad was wounded on the Somme and I try … Continue reading

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