Monday, 21 March 2011
The farmer and I had to see the Land Agent today which meant a trip to Bedale, a little town only twelve miles away. It is a pretty little town but people rarely stop there - it being the quick route through from the Yorkshire Dales to the A1.
It is just one main street really and that has a wide cobbled verge on either side. There has been a market here since the 13th century. There are beautiful old houses lining the street on the top side but unfortunately there are so many cars parked that it takes away much of the beauty of the architecture. The church which you can see in one photograph stands at the entrance to the town and is mainly fourteenth century.
In such a small town would you believe there are three flower shops and they all have their flowers on the outside of the shop which makes for a pretty walk down the main street. Notice also the seed potatoes outside the garden shop and the roasted bones outside the petshop - what torture it must be for dogs going past and I wonder if a stray dog might nip over and pinch a bone - I do hope so.