Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Gaping Gill

The Hare and Hounds speleological (Caving) trip.
 Sunday afternoon and Monday
Gapping Gill is a big hole in the ground a few miles walk from the village of Clapham in the Yorkshire Dales and with the help of The Craven Pothole Club http://www.cravenpotholeclub.org/ Colin, Ellis, Charlie, Brian and Mike from Northern Pies were winched down 340 feet in to a huge cathedral sized chamber.
Do take a look at mikes blog Northern Pies for more great pictures.

Ellis and Brian
Gaping Gill

Monday, 9 August 2010

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

More history

Writing about the pubs in Weardale, Lynn F. Pearson in her book: The Northumbrian Pub an architectural history, she wrote

The Hare and Hounds at Westgate is the one survivor there from the nineteenth century, when the Miners’ Arms and the Half Moon also severed the population of 820. The landlord of the Miners’ Arms and the Hare and Hounds took on other jobs to make a living, as stone mason and joiner respectively; this practice was not uncommon in Weardale, mirroring the combination of lead mining and farming which was pursued by many of the local smallholders.