Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

More Devil’s work

The devil works hard so they say, but he doesn’t seem to be very good at any of his whimsical, crackpot schemes.

It’s said he took a dislike of Aldborough but his ‘Arrows’ fell short and only just missed striking Boroughbridge1Devil’s Arrows. [online] Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Arrows#Name [Accessed 21 Apr. 2022]..

Then there’s his grandiose scheme for dividing the North Sea which got no further than Filey Brigg when he lost his hammer2Wikipedia Contributors (2021). Filey Brigg. [online] Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filey_Brigg#Folklore [Accessed 21 Apr. 2022]..

And then there’s Whitby, or rather the folk’s sanctimonious attitude. The Devil took umbrage with them and decided to bury the town. At his Punchbowl — better known today as the Hole of Horcum — he scooped out a huge clod of earth and threw it at Whitby. But, just like at Aldborough, it fell short, a long way short, resulting in the conical hill of Blakey Topping3“This World of Ours” | Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer | Tuesday 01 May 1934 | British Newspaper Archive. [online] Available at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000687/19340501/331/0008 [Accessed 21 Apr. 2022]..

Not very good at this levelling up marlarky is he?



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