Out & About …

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

Tag: historical

  • Today is not Boxing Day

    Today is not Boxing Day

    Today might be the day after Christmas Day, the second day of Christmas, but it is a Sunday, Christmas Sunday, and so is not Boxing Day. That is tomorrow. So sayest the Oxford English Dictionary, which defines Boxing Day as “the first weekday after Christmas day, observed as a holiday on which postmen, errand boys, […]

  • Greek garden temple, Clumber Park

    Greek garden temple, Clumber Park

    A trip to Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire had become an annual event; to catch up and exchange presents with my sister, that is, until last year when we decided not to, following the Government’s rules about mixing of households and travelling outside your area. Once the country estate of the Duke of Newcastle, Clumber Hall […]

  • Codhill Farm and Bold Venture

    Codhill Farm and Bold Venture

    It’s not the most obvious place to site a farm, on the col between Highcliff Nab and Great Ayton Moor. A col unsheltered from both northerly and southerly winds. The col was formed as a spillway to the south from lakes formed between the north-facing escarpment of the Cleveland Hills and the glacier flowing along […]

  • Football Women Barred

    Football Women Barred

    100 years ago today, the Daily Mail carried the following report:— FOOTBALL WOMEN BARRED F.A.’s DECREE. “UNSUITABLE GAME” FOR GIRLS. The Football Association yesterday decided to request the clubs under their control not to allow the use of grounds for football matches between women mainly because the game is unsuitable for women. The following resolution […]

  • Dunglass Collegiate Church

    Dunglass Collegiate Church

    Stopped off for a bit of exercise on the way home from Edinburgh and stumbled across this fine ruined church. The brown tourist sign pointed to ‘Dunglass Collegiate Church‘ which I admit I had assumed would be some Victorian church associated with a school or college. But worth a ½km detour. I now learn that […]