13 September 2015

Wharfedale

Wharfedale is  the most significant dale in The Yorkshire Dales National Park. Running at the bottom of the valley is of course the River Wharfe. It starts its journey to the sea in the Pennine Hills and travels its winding course for some seventy five miles before joining with The River Ouse south of York.
The River Wharfe at Addingham
We are staying in the village that marks the boundary between Upper Wharfedale and Lower Wharfedale. To the west of us is the town or Skipton and to the east Ilkley. Our stone cottage was once a home for humble weavers but the old mills and weaving sheds ceased production long ago so now many of the old houses are the residences of commuters, retirees or temporary holiday visitors.

Last night's wedding event at Denton Hall was a happy affair with friends and relations dancing to a great little four piece band, quaffing wine and beer and chomping on roast pork sandwiches and vanilla ice creams. There was also a photo booth where you could make pictures for the wedding album and copies for yourself to take home. It was a great evening and we returned to Addingham by taxi at one in the morning with Sheffield friends Pete and Ros.

They departed at ten thirty and at eleven thirty our friends from Beverley - Tony and Pauline arrived for a one night stay. This included a five mile walk out of the village to Addingham Moor and a lovely meal in "The Fleece".

I am having trouble editing the photos I have taken so far because I haven't got Windows Office installed on this laptop. Even so here's a little taster group from yesterday - all taken in  this parish:-
Old barn near the village cricket ground
 The back of our little cottage and below - the kitchen.
"The Crown" in Addingham
Wharfedale view
Bench at Addingham Bowling Club

21 comments:

  1. You know, Mr. Pudding, when I finally get to Yorkshire, I will need about a month with you to explore all the places that you have posted about and that I have followed on Google Maps. Honestly, I hope that Shirley and the Big Bear understand. Maybe she can take him shopping or something. Meanwhile.......

    Lovely, beautiful walk as always, Mr. Pudding!

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    1. Yes Madam T but could we trust the two of them together? Thank you for your continuing support and interest as the months pass by and turn into years.

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  2. I love that Aga stove (or similar make if it, in fact, isn't an Aga). They're a great stoves. I had an older model one in the kitchen on Newry Island when I lived and worked on the island. It was a great old stove...although the majority of the time I cooked my guests dinners outside on the gas barbecue.

    I particularly like the "Wharfedale View" photo.

    The wedding sounded like it was a relaxed, happy affair...the way weddings should be - to my way of thinking, anyhow. :)

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    1. That stove is a lookalike Aga Lee. I have just been into the kitchen to check out the maker and it's a RangeMaster.

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    2. Thanks, Yorkie, for checking the make of the stove...below is some info on said stove.....

      "AGA Rangemaster Group plc is a British manufacturer of kitchen appliances and interiors furnishings, a subsidiary of the American Middleby Corporation since July 2015. The Group employs just over 2,500 people worldwide.

      Aga Rangemaster (formerly Aga Foodservice Group, LSE: AGA) is the manufacturer of the eponymous cast iron cooker and oven (the AGA Cooker) headquartered in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England. There are additional sites in Telford, Shropshire, and is a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap Index. The North American subsidiary of AGA Rangemaster is AGA Marvel which distributes AGA Rangemaster cooking products under the AGA brand name as well as being the manufacturer of Marvel full sized refrigeration and undercounter refrigeration products such as wine cellars, beverage centers, refrigerated drawers, etc.

      It also manufactures Rayburn and Rangemaster stoves, various other high quality kitchen equipment, cookware and kitchen furnishings. Other divisions commercial catering equipment: for example 70% of French bakeries own equipment manufactured by Aga.

      In July 2015, Aga Rangemaster was acquired by the American company Middleby Corporation for £129m million."

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    3. Maybe you should start a sister blog Lee - "Kitchen Equipment" - all about ovens and kitchen gadgets. I am sure it would "go viral".

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  3. Yorkie it sounds like you are having a great time . Lovely photos Yorkie , such a beautiful spot. Your cottage looks just perfect .

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    1. The cottage is small but perfectly formed Leishy - possibly like you?

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    2. Well I am surely small , maybe not perfectly formed but all in working order.

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  4. This is a very beautiful area.

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    1. you are right there Red and plenty of delicious history too!

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  5. You do find some interesting places. I am a bit silly as I must have driven past this village on the A65 and never thought to stop.

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    1. Everybody has heard of Ilkley but Addingham is a bit of a secret with four pubs and a social club where beer is as well-kept and a cheap as you can get.

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  6. Looks like a very nice place to stay, your little cottage. I like the tiles on the wall in the kitchen. The picture you named "Wharfedale View" is my favourite of this set, along with the one of the barn, but you probably guessed that anyway.

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    1. Yes - I know your photographic tastes by now Meike! The cottage is lovely - thoughtfully put together - lots of delightful details.

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  7. The Old Crock. Are you sponsoring a match at the Addingham Cricket Club?

    Ms Soup

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    1. Naughty Alphie! But you made me chuckle!

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    2. 'Old crock' Alphie (if I can be so bold as to call you that). He's nobbut a lad.

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  8. YP I do love the fact that your pics are ordinary views with the extraordinary ability to remind me to stop and look and appreciate what a wonderful place the world is..and how very beautiful...thanks.

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    1. That is a very kind and astute comment Libby. Often that is what I am looking for - wonder in what's rather ordinary. Thank you.

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  9. It's the last pic that does it for me! (Whatever 'it' is.)

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