Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Church by the valley of the Lune

 i.e. Kirkby Lonsdale -kirk is Scottish for church, by as in near ,Lon is a variation of name Lune (river) and dale is valley. So its named for the church near the Lune's valley. Get it?
Steps leading from church to the river Lune, just a few feet have tread on these...

 My excellent videographer skills in action on Christmas morning.
St Marys

Main st at night

nobody home

there are tunnels and alleyways everywhere in this old village.

I just love all the different paving everywhere

This is the alley that one uses get from Main st. to the north side of Kirkby, it is part of our house and also goes right underneath our bedroom!

and I had to include the most decadent soup ever had- celery, leek, stilton. I'm telling you, you don't even notice it's raining with soup like this.

Me and the Harley brothers

Christmas day stroll
Kirkby Lonsdale developed at a crossing point on the river Lune ages before receiving its market charter in  1227. So the beautiful church that we've sat in twice now, for the local choir and for the carol sing with brass band is positively ancient. "Rebuilt by Normans" says enough. I just love starting my walks there at the steps that lead down from Ruskins view to the river below


  1. Hi Laurie! I love all your beautiful pictures. I also love picturing you on long morning walks after a nice strong cupa! Miss you here. xox


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