Friday, October 14, 2016

Three Excellent Films

Yorkshire Moors 1950  An amateur film about a family visit to Whitby showing the scenery along the way.

watch-staithes-1959   The title says it all - 1956!!

The Children of Eskdale  Filmed in Eskdale in the 1973 of a local farming community.  I remember this being filmed..

Friday, October 7, 2016

Verjuice Press

Quite please with this discovery, I reported it to the national park archeology recorder and it turns out to be previously unreported.  This is at the ruined farm, Grange Head SW of Egton Bdge.  There is no public access.

These presses (There are several in the Esk Valley I believe) were used to extract juice from fruit such as apples, etc.,  A large wood beam was wedged against an imovable object such as a tree root and the beam was pressed downwards crushing and squeezing the fruit.  Not clear on this picture but there is a 'run off' channel on the far side of the square groove.  I suspect the stone in the background was a part of the press as there are some remains of fixtures which I wouldn't normally associate with old yats or gate posts.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Another Whinstone House (Pickering)

This is the  third house I've discovered made from locally sourced basalt/whinstone.  This example and the smallest I've found so far is on the road out of Pickering to Newton-upon-Rawcliffe.  

The other two houses are much bigger - Greytowers mansion in Nunthorpe and Undercliffe Hall