Monday, 29 August 2011

Our World Tuesday - Malton Market Town - part 2

Following on from last week, a few more photo's from the market town of Malton, North Yorkshire, UK - It has been a wet-n-windy week here, but we had a decent day last Saturday and a chance for a few more local photo's  (Click on photo's to enlarge.)
Malton Museum used to be the Town Hall,
and before that it was the town Courthouse,
the old jail is below in the cellar.

Our Town Crier, he keeps us informed
of anything new going on in town.

Last Saturday some of the stalls were missing from the market, maybe
the stall-holders are taking a well deserved holiday.

Another view of our Victorian gentleman, showing the
famous door knocker on Scrooge's Office, they say if
you gaze at it long enough, you may see the ghostly
face of Jacob Marley...!

The office inside Scrooge's Counting House,
there are several rooms containing Victoriana.

Meet Peter (on the left) and Al, proprietors of the Whistlestop Cafe
at Malton Train Station, you won't go hungry here with their
belly-busting breakfasts and specials.

A recent visitor to the site of the Roman Fort Derventio, the Romans invaded us 2000 years ago and built their fort alongside the river, they keep coming back, but they are a pretty friendly bunch these days.

Swinton Lawn Bowls Club, just a mile or 2 from
Malton, on our way home.  We play there too.
The man in the red and white shirt is a Swinto
St. Peters Church is just across the River Derwent
in Norton town, this is where we go on a Sunday.

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Carver said...

I've enjoyed your tours of the market town. Looks like a delightful place.

Snap said...

What a wonderful tour of Market town. A town crier, Scrooge and the counting house, food (very important), beautiful old church and a Roman soldier! What more could one want?!!! Fun!

Arija said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely town with us, it was most enjoyable from the town cryer back to the Roman invasion. It seems such a pleasant place to live and markets always seem to bring people together. A very nice post indeed.

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful town and fascinating history! Thank you so much for sharing it with us today and thank you for joining us at Our World -- a wonderful place to show and see "Our Worlds"! Have a lovely week!


Stewart M said...

Hi there - have not lived in the UK for almost 20 years - so was interested to look at the prices in the cafe! Bet nobody else does that!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Pieces of Sunshine said...

An interesting and old town. "Old" in Australia would not be classified as old in your part of the world.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - no, Australian Magpies are a different species to UK ones - Oz ones are really a sort of Butcher Bird - and UK Magpies are Crows, just like the Jackdaws in your chimney pots.

We have a number of birds here with Magpie in their name - and surprise, surprise they are all black and white!

Lived for a while in York and taught in Pickering for a while, then uped and moved sticks to Australia - nice to see some of Yorkshire again!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

alicesg said...

Your part of the world looked so lovely. Nice looking little town.

Sandra Carlier said...

Like the atmosphere of your town : past and present are closely nested! I didn't know you played bowls too! We call it La pétanque, south of France. and the church is a beautiful building!

Anonymous said...

You live in a great part of the world! Love that Roman soldier.

Gattina said...

That's a trip into the past even with a "Town Crier", that at least was romantic ! Today people shout at each other, lol !

PS. I don't know "Sharpe" series. Maybe it has a french title here. Sometimes the titles are not translated litterally. Midsomer murders for example become "Inspecteur Barnaby" and he speaks perfectly french !

Spiderdama said...

I love that church, just wonderful. I've enjoyed your tours here.
Happy week to you!

Tina said...

Looks like you had a great day :)

Sandra Carlier said...

Thanks, Jackie about all those piece of information about the bawling! I enjoy to know the pétanque is appreciated in UK!!! I cross my fingers for your team, the 5 th september!!!

Martha Z said...

Very interesting, I like the mix of the historic and current life.

Kathiesbirds said...

That's quite a church! Wow! Great shots. Love the info and the view of Your World!

Ebie said...

Wow, love your photo tours! That church is beautiful!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - small world indeed - I did teach at Lady Lumley's during my teacher training - rather splendid school as I recall.

Look forward to some Pickering shots to get the old memory cells going.

Stewart M - Australia

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Our World Tuesday, I am delighted to be part of this community and look forward to sharing photos with you and getting to know your part of the world. I am from the UK so especially enjoyed the virtual tour.

Anonymous said...

You really do present us with a good selection of photographs. Thanks for that.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Me again, I was unable to reply directly to the lovely comment you left on News From Italy as you have no reply set up. Sorry about your tears but I understand. I do hope you will enjoy sharing our little piece of Italy until you can return again. Thankyou for becoming a follower, I am happy to follow back and look forward to getting to know you via your blog.

Pearl Maple said...

Really enjoy it when other bloggers take us on tour to see all the interesting details of an area. Thanks for sharing.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful impressions from this market place. Great !

Sivinden said...

A great collection of pictures and interesting reading.

Horsoon said...

This is an amazing place! I love your posts :)

Andrew said...

I have had a wonderful browse around your blogs...Lovely images and an entertaining read.
Many thanks for sharing..

The lighthouse on my header is at South Stack, Anglesey.

Mildred said...

What an interesting post with wonderful pics! Didn't know Scrooge's office existed for real!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my place and taking the time to comment:o)

¤ Happy day ¤

Gary said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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