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oldestrocker
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Re: Last night

Post by oldestrocker » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:54 pm

Bob1955 wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:30 pm
Weather has been good, caravan site is a bit naff, but off to York on wed, been very busy here with the Regatta.
Prolly go to Bridlington tomorrow for the day, been before and another lovely town, I think I could live in Whitby tho...
We were in N Yorks in May for our annual outing North. Lovely area and rented a place in Thirsk for the week.

Being a true Lancastrian born and bred later moving South because of promotion in government service, I came to the conclusion that given a choice where I could live it would have to be in and around the Thirsk area.
Neither of us can find anything negative about it. Top of the bill for me has to be the food and the countryside.
Eating fish and chips sat on a bench in the market square in Thirsk was something to die for.

We can but dream only as nothing would make us leave our children and grandchildren behind.

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Re: Last night

Post by Shining_Peace » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:42 am

stuart13 wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:40 pm
MikeyB wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:27 pm
Give over, Stu, we don't think you're a fossil :D
:lol: :lol:

My wife does. :wink:
That's not what a wife means when discussing a stiffy, Stuart. :shock: :lol: :lol: :roll:
~Sassy

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maz
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Re: Last night

Post by maz » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:50 am

oldestrocker wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:54 pm

We were in N Yorks in May for our annual outing North. Lovely area and rented a place in Thirsk for the week.

Being a true Lancastrian born and bred later moving South because of promotion in government service, I came to the conclusion that given a choice where I could live it would have to be in and around the Thirsk area.
Neither of us can find anything negative about it. Top of the bill for me has to be the food and the countryside.
Eating fish and chips sat on a bench in the market square in Thirsk was something to die for.

We can but dream only as nothing would make us leave our children and grandchildren behind.

I can only agree that North Yorkshire is a lovely place, and a great place to live. I just miss the weather, though that isn't as important now at my age. I do prefer cooler weather.
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Re: Last night

Post by oldestrocker » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:17 pm

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I can only agree that North Yorkshire is a lovely place, and a great place to live. I just miss the weather, though that isn't as important now at my age. I do prefer cooler weather.
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It certainly is. I was brought up on the other side of the Pennines in the Ribble Valley.
Harrogate - umm, the only place that I know that in walking around the shops you need to be an experienced Fell walker!!

Last year we ended up in Ripon at the old workhouse. It was a bit grim I must admit but what upset me was one of the notices on the wall - 'No Hawkers allowed'. That sealed my fate. I only recently found out that back in the 19th century I had a relative who was a Hawker (whatever that is). It must be bad so much so that you couldn't even get into the workhouse it seems.

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Re: Last night

Post by maz » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:47 am

We live so close to Ripon but we haven't been since we moved here 16 years ago. I did go as a child, and took John to the cathedral back in our courting days. Driven through countless times as the main through road still goes through the town.
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MikeyB
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Re: Last night

Post by MikeyB » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:58 pm

oldestrocker wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:17 pm

I can only agree that North Yorkshire is a lovely place, and a great place to live. I just miss the weather, though that isn't as important now at my age. I do prefer cooler weather.
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It certainly is. I was brought up on the other side of the Pennines in the Ribble Valley
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I used to live in the Ribble Valley in Whalley. Daughter still does, in nearby Barrow. Lovely part of the world.

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maz
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Re: Last night

Post by maz » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:28 pm

Mike, there are some beautiful areas in Lancashire but people can only think of Coronation Street and dark mills. One of our sons lived in Chorley and closer to Wigan before that. It is always so beautiful driving over there.

Myself, I was born Halifax but lived in Hebden Bridge till I was 18. Didn't like it much back then, it always felt dark and dreary. But now it is quite a tourist place. No family left there now ,and we took our last trip round our old haunts almost 2 years ago, when we took my sister on a trip out not long before she died from pancreatic cancer. It was strange seeing our old street, where we used to play out under the washing lines hung over the road, and see what it is like now. Our tall terrace house is now flats, even the cellar where our mum used to do the washing. I am reminiscing too much!
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