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England Travels: Village of Thirsk

Saturday, April 14, 2018.

We went to the nearby town of Thirsk. It sounded like a Norse name, and in fact the name comes from Viking (Old Norse) word Ć¾resk which means fen or lake. It's a small village of about 5000 people with a few blocks of stores in the center of town. We stopped by a cheese shop there to get some examples of local cheeses. I walked down the street to the veterinary practice of James Wight, who wrote under the pen name of James Herriot (All Creatures Great and Small). It is now a musuem to Herriot. We also walked around town a bit.

2018 England trip pictures
Part 1: The Arrival
Part 2: Cambridge (Part 1)
Part 3: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Part 4: Alnwick
Part 5: York
Part 6: Sutton Bank
Part 7: Thirsk
Part 8: Helmsley and Rievaulx
Part 9:  Backyard Blacksmith Workshop
Part 10: Bagby Airfield
Part 11: Byland Abbey
Part 12: National Railway Museum
Part 13: Cambridge (Part 2)
Part 14: Cambridge Botanical Gardens
Part 15: The Departure

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Information sign on the pack horse bridge.

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The Thirsk Sowerby pack horse bridge over the Cod Beck.

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Pack horse bridge over the Cod Beck. The name Cod Beck comes from Cold Beck.

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The stream runs deep, so the water is pretty cool.

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A beck is smaller than a river.

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There are no freshwater cod.

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We're now in the center of Thirsk.

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Clock at the Town Centre.

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A store were we got some local cheeses, including Swaledale and Wensleydale.

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Where we parked. The deli is right behind us, and the town center just ahead.

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The World of James Herriot. Also note cars can park facing either direction in...(more)

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This was the location of James Wight's (pen name James Herriot's) veterinary...(more)

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Close up of the plaques.

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St. Mary's Church, a 15th century church.

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A store with England tourist junk...Harry Potter, Dr. Who, and such.



2018 England trip pictures
Part 1: The Arrival
Part 2: Cambridge (Part 1)
Part 3: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Part 4: Alnwick
Part 5: York
Part 6: Sutton Bank
Part 7: Thirsk
Part 8: Helmsley and Rievaulx
Part 9:  Backyard Blacksmith Workshop
Part 10: Bagby Airfield
Part 11: Byland Abbey
Part 12: National Railway Museum
Part 13: Cambridge (Part 2)
Part 14: Cambridge Botanical Gardens
Part 15: The Departure

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