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Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby Robin Fawcett » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:53 pm

We've just organised our first holiday for years in North Yorshire between Scarborough and Pickering - a couple of weeks in the middle of November. I can't wait, this year's been knackering.

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Anyone doing green woodwork in that area? or know any don't-miss places to visit?
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby paul atkin » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:13 pm

rydale folk museum 7 miles from pickering is a good day out, nice pub outside the gate that does great food, my workshop is only 40 mins away in york:D Check out Dalby forest always stuff going on there, will do some research and let you know
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby Rich Dyson » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:23 pm

I hope you've got your passport and visa sorted out.
Its open season for migrating southern game at the moment so I suggest a disguise might help - flat cap and whippet should do the trick.
Also you should bear in mind that the M1 turns into a cart track just north of Leeds.
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby Ian S » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:39 pm

I'll be spending a few days in York next month. You think Robin F will have problems - isn't there allegedly a law which allows a tyke to shoot a Scot with a bow and arrow if said Scot is within the city walls of York after dark?
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby paul atkin » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:26 pm

Ian S wrote:I'll be spending a few days in York next month. You think Robin F will have problems - isn't there allegedly a law which allows a tyke to shoot a Scot with a bow and arrow if said Scot is within the city walls of York after dark?

ey appen there is and me long bow is at the ready :D give us a ring if you is in town
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby RichardLaw » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:47 pm

Robin Hood's Bay is a very quaint lil seaside town/village to visit. You may even find some jet on t'beach. There is definitely a jet worker in RHB, I've smelled him (he a b****y Southerner too ;-) ) Great fish and chips available.

You're too late for the gooseberry show at Egton Bridge, and the North Yorkshire quoits season is closed.

You could go have a look for the beech wood that Hockney was painting when they were unexpectedly felled (see here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/mar/27/hockney-art-seasons-trees.

There's a good rope shop in Malton at the top of The Shambles.

Try The Shed for some very small scale entertainment: http://www.theshed.co.uk/gigsnow.html

I'm a bit far West from where you'll be, but if you get across to Bolton Abbey and Strid Wood, I'm in my bodgery from Sunday to Thursday, feel welcome to call in and shelter.

Loadsa good pubs too. Enjoy thisen, and remember - If tha iver does owt fer nowt, allus doit fer thisen. (Tyke's motto)
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby Nicola Wood » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:40 am

Nothing to do with green woodwork, but Whitby is wonderful and well worth a visit. You've got to eat at The Magpie - folk are often queuing out of the door, but it's worth the wait. Then there's a fantastic traditional kipper smokers, Fortunes, which sells the best kippers in the world!
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby woodchubber » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:21 am

Hi Robin,
You could visit the Robert "Mouseman" thompson workshops & museum at Kilburn - between Pickering and Thirsk. If you go during the week you can watch them Adzing the Table tops. I think the workshop is closed at the weekend.
I second a trip to Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay, they are unspoilt quaint seaside spots; take a brickies hammer and you should be able to find some Amonites, I found loads last time I was up there.
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby Bob_Fleet » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:49 am

Hi Robin
In Scotland I'd point you at the CWA website with a map of the affiliated Community Woodlands
Not all woodlands affiliate to The Woodlands trust or the CWA though.

Found several leads in the Yorkshire area.
They are always good for access and no doubt an Essex timber raid. There might be a few events going on and they'll always welcome anyone.Take your knife and show them Whimmy Diddles.
Land restoration Trust has several
S Yorkshire Community Woodlands have a bunch too
Woodlands Trust map shows a few in the area.
Be a nice job for someone to placemark the local woodlands on Google Earth.

You'll feel quite at home in Whitby Abbey but remember you can't go out in sunlight.
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby RichardLaw » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:04 pm

woodchubber wrote:Hi Robin,
You could visit the Robert "Mouseman" Thompson workshops & museum at Kilburn - between Pickering and Thirsk
They sell off cuts of leather in aid of church funds, I found the bundles rather good value at £5, only upholstery grade, but good for making honers, sticking on horses (three-legged variety), patching your overalls, and those endless other tasks where only leather will do.

You must visit York Minster, fantastic roof timbers, unfortunately I believe they importune you for money at the entrance these days.
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby Ian S » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:38 pm

Hi Paul

paul atkin wrote:ey appen there is and me long bow is at the ready :D give us a ring if you is in town


1) Me Scottish, mind :D ! You can use a longbow, but it needs to be a proper one - draw weight at least 100lb, made out of one piece of yew, I can use a Claymore (6ft/1.8m+ sword), yes? If Claymore isn't OK, how about basket hilted broadsword in my right hand, targe (shield with 12 inch/30cm steel spike jutting out of the centre on left forearm and dirk (12 inch= bladed dagger, descended from the ballock knife) in left hand? :) :)

(For the historical trivia minded of the board, I must point out that our somewhat prudish Victorian forefathers named the ballock knife the 'Balloch' knife - Balloch is a village at the south of Loch Lomond, by the way, or the kidney knife).

2) I may well take you up on your offer. I'll PM you if that's OK?
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby Robin Fawcett » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:25 pm

Rich Dyson wrote:I suggest a disguise might help - flat cap and whippet should do the trick.

That's that bit sorted then...
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Well, Jed's three quarters whippet!

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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby RichardLaw » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:08 am

He must have a hard life that poor lil whippet - grey already and hardly a year old! Have you been sending him down t'pit?
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby Nicola Wood » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:19 am

Awww ... they have matching beards ... how sweet :lol:
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Re: Holiday in Yorkshire

Postby Bob_Fleet » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:20 pm

and ears :lol:
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