Remembrance, Hawnby

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I wanted to mention a little church some way from York, 6 miles or so from Helmsley. We visited it while out walking a couple of months ago, and I wanted to include a page on … More …

Airfields and airmen

Guy Jefferson was a boy living in the village of Newton-on-Ouse at the outbreak of World War Two. The nearby airfield at Linton-on-Ouse had been constructed before the war. Tholthorpe airfield was built during the war. Guy remembers both, and the bombers flying from them. His wartime experiences led to … More …

Abandoned villages

Ruined church, in field
For the last six months or so I’ve been pondering the assertions made by the Campaign for York, that the city centre of York would be killed, would die, if further expansion of the … More …

Wolds 2 – chalkland

The difference in geology between York and the Wolds landscape to the east becomes apparent when you notice, in the fields, the mole-hills. The amount of earth a mole can churn through has always impressed me – more so these Wolds moles, burrowing through soil studded with white chunks of … More …

Wolds wander – waymarkers, boundary stones

At last, a wander in the wonderful wolds of East Yorkshire. We were heading for Huggate, but ended up in Londesbrough, because I was ‘navigating’. (Too distracted by the undulating land and tree-greenness to take note of turn-offs.)

The Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors are famous, the undulating Wolds less … More …