In association with Pete Lapish.art

Post No 29. I am not and have never thoughtful myself as a wordsmith. Nearly all of the paintings shown derive from the many years before the cancer effectively stopped all activity for a while. Eventually by gradually learning to deal with the digital environment, creating the writings has given me the opportunity to use my artwork in a way I could never imagined.

Here in Thornton le Dale we also have the unexpected. A charming rural village with at it’s centre a triangle not a square. For the visitors there is a is a large carefully tended car park, two tea rooms and a pond with an island. Short walks in the village have benches to rest for the less mobile like myself.

There is a brook which is divided into several streams, each taking their own constructed ways. These waterways with their mini waterfalls were utilised to provide power to several mills from the 13th century.

And now the television programme Bangers for Cash drags many vintage Motörhead’s to the village to wallow in nostalgia at the bygone motive power and perhaps bid at the frequent auctions. I am one !

This watercolour image has off scene the triangle to the right, one stream to the left with one of the ‘ eateries ‘behind which is the church.

I also find it amazing that a Coastliner bus starting in the centre of Leeds terminates at this triangle in a tiny village. Although some buses on this service continue over the spectacular North York Moors to Goathland and terminate inWhitby.