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July 2019

SEDBERGH Cumbria England


DSCN0859.JPGDSCN0853.JPGDSCN0831.JPGDSCN0839.JPGDSCN0838.JPGDSCN0832.JPGDSCN0836.JPG5aa65100-b067-11e9-b29e-4d6f191e6e54.JPGDSCN0848.JPGDSCN0847.JPGDSCN0845.JPGDSCN0843.JPGDSCN0841.JPGDSCN0842.JPGDSCN0850.JPGDSCN0849.JPGDSCN0858.JPGDSCN0857.JPGDSCN0856.JPGDSCN0851.JPGAfter a mini heatwave, the forecast was 10 degrees cooler for Friday, so decided to take a day trip to Sedbergh. Taking the train to Kirkby Stephen for the Friday only bus to Sedbergh.--------- The train as a stop at Garsdale station, on the platform is a bronze statue of a dog. The story goes that Graham Nuttall was in the forefront of a petition against the closure of the Settle to Carlisle line. Thousands signed and the dog named "Ruswarp" did a paw print. The petition won for the line to stay open. Graham went on holiday to Wales taking the dog with him. They were missing 11 days, his body was found with " Ruswarp " very weak by his side. The faithful dog lived long enough to attend his masters funeral. Friends erected the statue in tribute to the border collie. I suppose a bigger tribute is that the rail line is still open and busy.----------DSCN0828.JPG-----------Sedbergh is in Cumbria and known as Englands booktown. It is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Sedbergh was in the county of Yorkshire till 1974.. It is 5 miles from the M6. motorway. Sedbergh is famous for its Boarding School established in 1525, high education standards and sport.-------The bus is Western Dales Bus a community run service. This bus is 16 seater and only a month old so nice and new.-------------Arriving in Sedbergh the first thing i noticed was the narrow main street, other Dales town have wide main street. The town area is small with the Parish Church in the centre. St. Andrews Church, the present building from about 1500 AD. The inside of the church is lovely, something that caught my eye was two Embroidery on the wall. Work of a least 15 ladies depicting sites of Sedbergh.------Walking down the main street i noticed everywhere was books, books were on sale in unusual places, The fish and chips shops sold books on fishing. a shelter had books. Sedbergh is known as Englands Booktown.------in the Dalesman Pub , which seems to have been recently refurbished i had a pint of Bitter by Barngate Brewery of Ambleside.--------The bus was on time to take me to Kirkby Stephen rail Station, after a lovely day out.----Next day at home the weaher was heavy rain.-----------DSCN0865.JPG-----------------------------DSCN0829.JPGDSCN0861.JPGDSCN0860.JPG===Sedbergh is twinned with Zrece Slovenia.

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