Elsecar

Monday 26th April 2021

After saying our goodbyes this morning we drove south across the North York Moors past Fylingdale part of our early warning defence system and onto Malton.

Malton is described as the “food capital” of Yorkshire, however on a Monday morning in April there was very little evidence of this, we did however find a rather nice bakery. On the wall of a building in one of the side streets was the following:

It may be easier to use Aunt Bessies!

Our aimed stopover for today was Elsecar Heritage Centre part of which contains an antiques centre we have seen on the TV show Bargain Hunt.

I won’t go into the history of the area but it was developed by Earl Fitzwilliam whose nearby family home has the longest facade of a private home. We payed a brief visit to a few of the displays here but some areas are still shut due to Covid and we will visit again in the future to do the centre full justice.

The antiques centre was open and following its one way system we explored its two floors of antiques. Michelle found two pieces of Poole pottery to add to her ever extending collection.

We are staying over night here on the car park, free of course, no restrictions. We are surrounded by fields on one side and a park and golf course on the other, running alongside us is small stream with a lot of bird life, but very strangely as I was looking out of the window a black rabbit hopped past, I can only imagine it’s a pet one that escaped at some time.

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