A Door, a Brush and a Red Bucket.

For Thursday Doors over the years I’ve posted pictures of doors which are colourful or grand or weathered or ancient or…………. whatever. My Thursday Door this week is one that makes me smile. I love the way the brush is hanging over the red bucket and with the beaded curtain Read more…

Townend Barn, Built in 1666.

Opposite Townend Farm is the barn used by the Browne family. It’s one of the very few remaining bank barns in the Lake District and is still in use today, much like it was in the 18th-century.The oldest part of the barn was built by George Browne in 1666, with Read more…

An Old Door and its Even Older Predecessor.

While many people have heard of the Knights Templar, most may not know of another similiar order – the Knights Hospitallers. This fighting religious order was also associated with running hospitals for pilgrims in the ‘Holy Land’ during the middle ages. In Lancashire, they came to own the small church at Stydd, together with its medieval Read more…

Barn Doors in Barbon Village

Thursday Doors Last week we discovered Barbon, a beautiful little village a few miles from Kirkby Lonsdale in NW England. Whilst wandering around its lanes, I was delighted to find an old barn attached to a cottage. Whilst the cottage was lovely, I thought the barn was fabulous. I think Read more…

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