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Masham Sheep Fair

Yesterday we made our annual pilgrimage to Masham in the Yorkshire Dales.  A whole town turned over to sheep – for a whole weekend! Sheep steeplechasing, dancing sheep, fleece sales…. what’s not to love! And just like last year, the sun shone down for us. Here you can see the sheep pens covering the market […]

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Castles n stuff ganseys Genealogy History

Desperately Seeking J. Slade.

I’m not sure what it is about graffiti that I love so much. Here’s some photos we took at Brougham Castle, Cumbria, when we went up to Woolfest. And what about this? And rather incredibly, from a sheltered spot, in pencil from almost exactly 110 years ago: The genealogist in me wants to look for […]

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ganseys Knitting Textile Arts

Sunk Island

I had to keep this quiet, til it ‘came out’, so – at last – I can put it up here!   I’m reliably informed it is in the current ‘Yarn Forward’ (No 18).  Although I won’t see it for myself til I get down the shops tomorrow or Weds. For some time, on Ravelry this […]

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Genealogy

British Brick Walls

Just a little taste of what’s in this month’s Family Tree Magazine (Oct, 2009). For the genealogists. It’s about me living a mile as crow flies from where these ancestors lived, but someone 5000 miles away finding out more info than me… I had two relatives marry eachother (relatives of me not of eachother, keep […]

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ghost Paranormal Re-enactment

Turning Off The Monks

We spent the weekend being medieval people at Bolton Castle in a place up in the Dales called… Castle Bolton.  Well, me and Nos 2 and 3 did.  No 5 and dad came up to visit on Sunday and luckily 5 came resplendent in his 15thC kit. As you can see, he enjoyed some medieval […]