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I had hoped to join Walking With Giants Wellington Town Tour that was part of last weekend’s Wellington festival but a family birthday gathering prevented me from doing so.
Today I went search of the booklet of the walking trail, firstly in Morrison’s then later I walked to Wellington, via the station to see if I [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on May 12th 2022

Cerne Abbas is a charming and quaint village that is world renowned for the Cerne Giant, a 180 ft high ancient chalk figure carved out into the steep sloping hillside above the village.
The origins of the Giant, now owned by the National Trust, are a mix of fact and speculation. Some believe that he represents [...]

No Comments CherryPie on May 11th 2022

After a ‘Northern Adventure’, on the way home we often stop off for lunch at Brough ice cream parlour and tea room. The food is delicious with the added bonus of views of the castle.
If there is time I am always tempted to walk up to the castle to take in the scenic views and [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on May 5th 2022

Imagine stepping back in time to Victorian Darlington, the town that became known as the Birthplace of the Modern Railway. Venture into the original 1840s railway station where time has stood still for over one hundred and fifty years. Discover the Booking Office with its original Victorian interior. Explore the platform that still has its [...]

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2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 30th 2022

The two hundred and thirty year old Silver Swan is probably the best know and best loved object in The Bowes Museum. It still delights audiences of all ages with its elegant performance.
The Silver Swan is a product of the late 18th century, a time of enterprise and invention when highly creative minds could flourish. [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 28th 2022

St Cuthbert is the North of England’s best-loved saint. He lived as a monk, bishop, and then hermit, on Holy Island – Lindisfarne. Revered during his own lifetime for his preaching and holiness, Cuthbert was acclaimed a saint in 698.
His community fled Lindisfarne following the Viking invasion in 793. They travelled around the North of [...]

No Comments CherryPie on Apr 24th 2022

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