Friday, November 9, 2012

Anglophile Friday - Thirsk to Carlton Miniott North Yorkshire

Thirsk, Town Center
North Yorkshire

 Market Day
Everything a Dog Could Want

 Town Center
Other Side

Remember Darrowby?
The fictional town in the James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small series

Carlton Miniott - just 2.2 miles down the road from Thirsk

Phone Box Graveyard at Carlton Miniott
Photo by Reuters

So there we were, driving east along the A61 on our way to Thirsk, when we came upon a yard full of red phone boxes in various states of decay. I couldn't believe it. I wanted to take them all with me and find loving homes for them -  starting with mine.


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Unknown said...

Can you imagine what we North Americans would do with those phone booths lol - what a shame really!
I just love you photos of Yorkshire - brings back so many memories of our trips there - and you capture it so beautifully Judy!!!
Have yourself a wonderful wknd my friend!

Denise said...

Enjoyed these photos.

Terri D said...

Happy Friday to you! Love the photos, and I agree with you about the phone booths. What a shame when so much could be done with them!

MadSnapper said...

me to me to i want one of those old phone booths. a shame they are just piled there. i love the way that building bends around the road,

Karen Harris said...

I hate the fact that so many of those lovely phone boxes are being replaced by the grey metal and glass squares on a pole, but I guess that's progress. Lovely post for a Friday morning. I love Yorkshire.

RebeccaT said...

LOVE the Darrowby Inn!!! Did you eat there? I did not know there was a phone box graveyard...not sure what to think about that.

Robin said...

Thirk, one of my favorite places to visit. Have great pictures of the girls with James Wight (aka James Herriot) had a lovely visit with him in his office. We were able to visit him on two different trips.

Yenta Mary said...

Such beautiful, quaint towns! I love Anglophile Friday ... :)

Ruth Kelly said...

I love how you put in a map so we can see where you are. Too bad they couldn't redo the old phone booths.

Chatty Crone said...

I loved your photos and information on England. I think I could try to think of something to do with that beautiful old phone both - I wondered what we did here in American with our phone booths? Sandie

Angie Vik said...

Great photos. Love the Darrowby Inn one and the one with the neglected phone booths. You take nice pictures.

Carla from The River said...

Hi Judy,
Great photos!
Have a good weekend.

Eileen H said...

It is a shame about the demise of the old red phone boxes. Not needed now as everyone has mobile phones.

tlcukjourney said...

OH MY GOSH THE PHONE BOX GRAVE YARD!!! SAY IT ISN'T SO!!!! :) I love phone boxes, I'd give them a good home. Sigh. How would I get one over here? How do you even move one? I've never been to this town that you have pictured, but it looks like a place I could just drink in!

The British Sensation said...

Is the graveyard easily accessible, or is it all fenced off? Thanks!

The British Sensation said...

Not sure if my last comment went through, so sorry if this is a duplicate.

Was the 'graveyard' accessible, or was it all fenced off? Thanks!


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