Cup-Marked Stone. Roxby
Esk Valley News Quarterly – Folklore, Witchcraft, Traditions
I bought a copy of this publication yesterday, it’s wonderful, I’d highly recommend it.
I bought my copy from the excellent Book Corner in Saltburn. Its available as a printed book or digital format, the printed version is selling out quickly so you may have to hunt down a copy. Further details can be found here.
Roseberry Carved Head
The linked photo appears on Mick’s old blog, his current blog can be found here
Megaliths Exhibition – Zetland FM
I had the pleasure of chatting about our current exhibition to Dave Robson of Zetland FM. Interview starts at around 2:20:00
Searching for a Thing
Graeme Chappell is currently researching ‘Thing’ sites in our region. I took a walk with him to have a look at a potential site, Tindall Point. We followed the Cleveland Way north from Cloughton Wyke to Hayburn Wyke and then returned along the trackbed of the old Whitby to Scarborough railway line.
Hayburn – A stream in part of a forest that has been fenced-off for hunting
Cloughton – Valley farm
Wyke – A sea creek or small bay
Source – Place Names of the North Riding of Yorkshire. A.H. Smith. 1928
Ferruginous shales, mysterious holes & learning the language of crows
Beachcombing Runswick Bay with Chris Whitehead
The Blood and Bones of the Land – Yockenthwaite
Langstrothdale – ‘Long Marsh’
Yockenthwaite – ‘Eogan’s Thwaite’
Wharfe – ‘Winding River’
From the river-name is derived Verbeia, the name of the deity, found in a Roman inscription at Ilkley.The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Eilert Ekwall
Research on Verbia – Dreamflesh
On The Great North Road
The Willowbridge Service Station has recently been sold and is probably due for demolition, the land has planning permission to build two large houses. The garage was built in the 1930’s to service travellers on the Great North Road. It was built in the Art Deco style and was originally flat-roofed.
The route of the Great North Road/A1 used to run through Darlington town centre via Barton and Stapleton. In the mid 60’s the A1 was rerouted to bypass Darlington resulting in the section of road from Scotch Corner to Darlington being downgraded to a rural road.
Some lovely old images of Willowbridge can be found in this Northern Echo article
The Swang – Barely a square centimeter of stone is visible
A lichen is not a single organism; it is a stable symbiotic association between a fungus and algae and/or cyanobacteria.
Like all fungi, lichen fungi require carbon as a food source; this is provided by their symbiotic algae and/or cyanobacteria, that are photosynthetic.
The lichen symbiosis is thought to be a mutualism, since both the fungi and the photosynthetic partners, called photobionts, benefit.The British Lichen Society