|This morning's Sunday Amble led by Ric, explored Reeth's architecture and Social History. John Russell explained the geology of the area, the sedimentary rocks of Fremington Edge and evidence of glaciation.
We looked at some of the interesting buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries while Ric kept up a fascinating narrative, assisted by Heather. We looked at architectural features of cottages, the many pubs that this ex-mining town once supported, the old and new Poor Houses and the old Wesleyan School, now the Museum. We walked along Arkle Beck and observed the restoration work which has been done following the floods. We went along Back Lane to Quaker Flats and saw the site of the old Quaker School and its imposing replacement on the hill and finally back into Reeth via the old bank and Silver St.
It was a delightful tour of a fascinating area. Many thanks to Ric and Heather for their hard work researching their subject, and for making it such an enjoyable experience.