Monday 29 May 2023

Harewood House


Harewood House

The extensive grounds of Harewood House are a delight at this time of year

The Himalayan Gardens with ferns, irises and candelabra primulas

The middle stepping stone was too challenging for me

I chose to cross on the bridge




The walled garden with herbs, vegetables, fruit and flowers 

The ferry takes us back to the House

The dramatic centrepiece for the knot gardens and perennial borders

Extensive views of the beautiful Yorkshire landscape

For more features of Harewood House on earlier visits:  Harewood House 2014

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Puffins Galore Part II and Bridlington Railway Stations


Puffins Galore project

The beautifully decorated statues of puffins which by created by various artists and have been gracing East Yorkshire with their presence since July 2022 have now been removed from their plinths. We took the opportunity to revisit the 42 puffins all in one place, at West Building Supplies, Bridlington, before they are auctioned off.





Bridlington station As part of the coronation weekend, Bridlington station was suitably bedecked and there was a ukulele band playing songs about the various stops en route as well as numbers by the Beatles and Kinks. Refreshments were provided in ad of charity.

This King Charles III quilt was made by the Women and Creativity Group who meet every week at the Old Parcels Office in the station.

This is what remains of a North Eastern Railway's tiled map.  The NER had about 25 of these maps made in 1900 by Craven, Dunnill & Co Ltd of Shropshire and were made up of 64 tiles and 8 half tiles,

“The sea is their grave but this Memorial sculpture is, in many ways, a headstone for the lost trawlermen”

I have always been impressed by the architecture in the centre of the maritime city of Hull, especially the old buildings with their carving...