Out & About …

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

River Leven, Little Ayton

“Sweet vale of Leven!
how calm is thy stream,
Gliding onwards in beauty
like hour’s youngest dream.”

Attributed to John Walker Ord by J. Fairfax-Blakeborough in Great Ayton, Stokesley & District, past and present, 1901.

The bridge was built sometime in the late 19th-century by The Stockton Forge Makers of Stockton-on-Tees who produced castings and forgings for use throughout Britain, and Europe. It was acquired by Head, Wrightson and Co. in 1897.



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