Teesdale Mercury: April
Theatre, Cinema and Cafe Bar in Barnard Castle, Durham and Teesdale. We are then introduced to Spike the hedgehog, who is fed worms for his tea. textiles and leather, and perhaps meet one of the artists before the exhibition closes on . In April Middleton Hall Retirement Village Photography Group was. MORE than people are expected to march along Barnard Castle's high street as part of this year's Meet parade, making it one of the. 14 Ohio DairyPalooza a Resounding Success. . One week later, we had our first board meeting since the Ohio Convention. New Castle Rd, Gambier, OH , Ogden, Matthew, 04, OH , Hawvermale, Ashley, 07, Barnard Rd, Wooster, OH.
A highlight of the visit is the colourful and varied needlepoint kneelers. Each one is different and very individual, from sailing ships to seasonal flowers, images of world peace and remembrance of past wars.
His grandmother stitched one of the kneelers. But it is now already half past three and we have only walked half the route so off we go towards Cotherstone.
It is really sad to see this lovely place uninhabited and unloved. Another wooded twisty up and down footpath along the river banks, more wonderful woodland flowers and moss-covered rocks and fallen tree trunks. Another set of stepping stones. I scramble across first. I had my camera ready to catch Marion falling in…. We cross from north to south banks near Cotherstone, crossing the footbridge. We stop for a much-needed cup of tea and try not be too alarmed as two young boys dive from the bridge to the river below, their splashes indicating that today the river was deep enough.
Onwards now to Barnard Castle! The north bank is sunnier, the golden yellow of the gorse contrasting with the blue skies, filling the air with the scent of coconut.Barnard castle Castle wall collapse 2013 Actual footage of rockfall .8 mins 4secs in .
Marion has successfully made gorse flower cordial last year and she promises to send me the recipe. Collecting the flowers sounds like as prickly task, and more difficult than the collecting of elderflower umbels for the usual elderflower cordial.
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A wonderful pastoral scene of parkland trees, just coming into leaf surrounded by grazing cattle and sheep. Here the flowers of wood anemone have already started to fade. The last couple of miles are a struggle.
They had experienced farm life for themselves. For instance, a number of them knew that there were four working horses kept at West Park in the s and that many of the medium sized farms kept one or two horses. The breed of horse favoured in the lands around Cotherstone was the Clydesdale.
Some still remained in use on many of the farms after the war and I remember sitting on top of one in about It is one of my earliest memories and I remember that the horse was huge — or maybe that was because I was so small.
The horses were harnessed to an amazing variety of machines some with imaginative names.
Sue’s Stage 3 – Middleton to Barnard Castle
Actually, farm machinery still boasts interesting names. Back infarms used grass cutters, swathe turners, scufflers, side delivery rakes and hay sweeps all for use in haymaking. Hay was grown on meadow lands that were never ploughed — hence the large amounts of wild flowers seen in Teesdale fields.
These crops included wheat and perhaps oats and also some vegetables such as turnips and kale for winter feed. So ploughs and harrows could also be found together with sowing ploughs, scrubbers and turnip drills and occasionally winnowing and threshing machines. Then in order to keep these machines in good order most farms had grindstones.
Much hay was cut by hand and scythes and sickles were seen on most farms. And in the absence of horse rakes and scufflers, hand rakes and pitchforks could always be used.
Hay and other crops were often stacked in the field where it was harvested but farms often had carts or coups to move the crops to the farmyards. Hay in particular was often stored in the lofts above the byres where cattle spent their winters. Sometimes lighter horses were used to pull these carts, which were also used to carry goods to market.
The hay and the winter-feed was, of course, for the animals, mainly cows and sheep. This type of cow was suited to the Teesdale climate and grass and was good for both meat and milk. Lots of farms made cheese and for a few farms, such as West Park, it became a commercial undertaking. Children usually churned the butter for school in the early morning. I think the children regarded the butter making as a bit of a chore because it took a long time. Butter and cheese and eggs were sold at the market in Barnard Castle.
Not all the animals were kept on the farmland.