Monday, 21 March 2011

Bedale








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.

17 comments:

The Bug said...

Looks like a lovely day - you should take your pup & see if he'll swipe a bone :)

angryparsnip said...

What a lovely little town...
I have never seen the roasted bones outside, or even inside a petshop.
Love the fun take-away look for the doggies !

cheers, parsnip

Elizabeth said...

Buster would be happy to snarf a bone or two......

Your spring is much more advanced than ours...
Yes, to the virtual summer picnic.
It would be such fun.

Vicki said...

What a quaint little town. love your blog!

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh yes Bedale - we often pass through here on route to Hawes! We will be passing through on June 4th - on route to Heysham! Seed potatoes eh? Just planted mine today.

Heather said...

What a lovely little town. Three flower shops - how lovely. We go in for too many Building Societies, Charity Shops and Estate Agents. That row of houses seen across the parked cars looks so solid and dependable, and Yorkshire!

jeannette said...

looks like a flower paradise for flower lovers:)

Tess Kincaid said...

Bedale. A charming name to fit a charming place.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The flowers would certainly tempt me, but I can only imagine how Edward would react to boxes of bones right under his nose!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Vicki = I would love to return your call but I can't get on to your blog at all, so thanks for calling.

Caroline Gill said...

What a cheering post: spring has come to Bedale - for the moment at least.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a lovely spot! I love short trips!

Pondside said...

The town is like an advertisement for spring and shopping on your local main street. It looks like a lovely place.

lines n shades said...

love the pictures.. looks like a wonderful day. also that is such a lovely title :)

izzy said...

Fun! and very inviting. I always try and hit the small towns along the way.Great opportunity for photo's ! Thanks.

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

It would seem that you English recognize that flowers feed and heal our souls! Really enjoyed this peek into your area. Would love to visit there one day.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for all your comments - I shall have to enquire at the pet shop as to whether a dog ever steals a roasted bone!