Sunday was very rainy so we decided to head out in the car to the North York Moors, which is an area we know reasonably well and is very beautiful. We stopped in the pretty town of Pickering for coffee and then headed north, passing through Goathland (the fictional Aidensfield of the ITV drama Heartbeat) on our way to the market town of Northallerton. The Waterstones here is located in an attractive Grade 2 listed, red-bricked three storey building (although the shop itself has only two floors of books) in the main High Street.
After leaving Northallerton we drove to Thirsk for lunch. Thirsk the birthplace of the founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, Thomas Lord. It was also the location of the veterinary practice where James Alfred Wight, who was better known by his pen-name of James Herriot, lived and worked for many years. The latter building is now a museum to Wight’s career and the TV show that was based on his many books.
Thomas Lord’s birthplace
The Veterinary Practice of “James Herriot”