Along the Hedgerows of Holme

Just a gentle stroll beside the Lancaster Canal on a January afternoon

Along the hedgerows of Holme. Tythebarn House.

….. with camera in hand ….

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Tales from The Canal Bank: June – The sound of leather against willow…..

The sound of leather against willow on a summer Saturday afternoon and a walk along the Lancaster Canal from Tythebarn House B&B in Holme has a nostalgic feel to it.  Over the hedge are the cricketers, distinctive in white and cheering each other on to victory. Just some of the canal-side characters we have here in Holme.

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In days gone by the local characters would be seen on the canal as well as beside it.  As a corridor for trade between Lancaster and Kendal  it was a busy stretch especially around Holme Mills where coconut matting, and later Goodacre Carpet, was manufactured.  A ring tie  along the way is a reminder of those times when a  boat would have moored up.  Their horse tethered,  with nosebag attached, to rest awhile . Continue reading “Tales from The Canal Bank: June – The sound of leather against willow…..”