Haltwhistle. OS grid ref: NY 7083 6412 Haltwhistle is a small town and parish in northwest Northumberland. It lies 10 miles east of Brampton and has a population of 3,800. Early forms of the name are Hautwesel (1240), Hautwysel (1254), Hawtewysill (1279), Hautwysell (1381), Haltwesell (1610). The second part '-twistle' relates to two streams … Continue reading Highway To Health.
Notes From a Fragile Island. 17
March 5th 2013 (Llandudno) Jonathan X, the organiser of the Save Our Funicular festival, has assured us that we can crash at his house. He has appalling body odour and a tiny, plastic dragon perches on the top of his bald head. His pate is painted green. He wafts around the venue with one hand … Continue reading Notes From a Fragile Island. 17
Five Miles of Allen Banks.
Five Miles of Lambley.
Lambley Viaduct Grid Ref: NY675584. Nine elegant stone arches span the South Tyne just north of Lambley. The viaduct, designed by Sir George Barclay Bruce and built in 1852, rises above great firs and granite boulders on the steep banks and stretches 850 feet across the quiet river. It stands at 108 feet and originally … Continue reading Five Miles of Lambley.
Three Favourite Blogs For March!
Three sites, three bloggers that I'd like to recommend as my favourites for March. Please give them a view, a nod, a wink. https://ivors20.wordpress.com Ivor describes himself as an amateur poet from Geelong. And, by amateur, I understand him to mean in the true sense... Amateur: 18th cent., from French, from Italian amatore, from Latin … Continue reading Three Favourite Blogs For March!
Five Miles of Haltwhistle/Hadrian’s Wall
lunch boxes: Raymond: Un-iced fruitcake, (sweetened black) tea. Malcolm: Pork & Turkey sandwich, tea. Mike: Chicken wrap, fruit pot yoghurt (raspberry), tea. Nick: Scotch egg, camembert & blueberry sandwich, tea.