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Royal Wedding Celebrations, Aberford

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The villagers of Aberford enjoyed an afternoon in the sun to celebrate the Royal Wedding, the event was organised by the school PTA along with the local pub, the Arabian horse. Pictures are on my Parlington history site here.

Gascoigne Spa Baths

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Former Boston Spa in 2010

I put an article on the Parlington History site recently about the spa baths that were sold in 1911.

The Sale by Hollis & Webb

On Tuesday 30th May 1911 at 3:00pm the Boston Spa Baths along with a Corn Mill in Sherburn in Elmet and some agricultural land were sold at auction, by order of T. Herbert Prater, Esq., Agent for Col. F. R. T. T. Gascoigne D.S.O.
The baths were lot 14 and described thus: Boston Spa
The famous and beautiful Boston Spa Baths and saline spring and well timbered Pleasure Grounds, together with boating and valuable extensive Fishing Rights in and upon the River Wharfe.
The BATH HOUSE is of attractive design carried out in stone with slated roof, and contains two baths (h. and c.), with accommodation for another bath, cosy Tea Room, excellent large Refreshment Room, with a three window bay from which delightful views up and down the river are obtained, Pump Room with stove and hot water cylinder, Kitchen with range, one Bedroom, Scullery, Coalhouse, Pantry and two E.C’s [Earth Closets?]

Local landmarks around Tewkesbury

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The Nodding Gables, currently a Halifax Branch

Halifax Building, Tewkesbury

A weekend in the Cotswolds gave me the opportunity to do some local scenes, and where better than Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, sadly Saturday’s weather was less than favourable, but by Sunday morning it had turned around and a walk around the old Abbey and along the streets full of old timbered buildings was delightful in the morning sunshine.

The Former “Ye Olde Hat Shoppe”

Ye Olde Hat Shoppe, Tewkesbury