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…

Open Doors for Thursday Doors in Barcelona

The Door to the Zone of Hope is Open.

Open Doors in Barcelona. The door to the Zone of Hope was open when we passed by…….. Why didn’t we go straight in?  We were en route for a pastry and a coffee. When we passed by an hour or so later, the door was closed. We’d missed our one Read more…

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