Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Friday, 4 November 2016

UP NORTH on Tour with Sue and Winnie #10 Beamish and Farewell

Hi folks,
well loads of pictures taken in Beamish but sadly this is the last before we move on.

 Morning started off with our usual tram ride around the museum this tram the Sheffield 264 and was in service from 1907 to 1956. It arrived in Beamish in 1973 and ran till 2002 when it undertook major restoration, the above picture was the end result.

On to Pockerly Waggonway and this magnificent copy of "Puffing Billy" a replica built in 2006 from the drawing on the wall below.

Called the Steam Elephant, I managed to get a shot of the drawing.

Of course we had to ride on this creation so up the hill we went in a cloud of steam.

From the Steam Elephant I took a picture of our next visit, Easton church taken down brick by brick and moved to Beamish.

After the train ride we went to see the church and the inside had this lady darning.

Past the church was this horse looking over the fence waiting for food.

Another highlight was this farm building built about 1800 by Pockerley Old Hall with it's splendid lanterns sending light all over the ceiling,

Another view of the dwelling.

Time to get back on another tram and back to the entrance on Newcastle 114.

Back to the entrance and really tired after three days of looking around Beamish but it was well worth the visit.  Up the hill to Winnie and a night out in the pub and a farewell to all the Northern Counties members that made us so welcome, what a fantastic lot.

Many thanks to Ellen and her other half for a fantastic rally, 

and the Chairman Mark for making us so welcome, we wont forget you guys of the Northern Counties Motor Caravanners Club, will be back next year.

Thanks for looking, Mike


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    1. Thank you. I thought they were worth a mention fantastic club.

  2. Excellent Michael! We look forward to welcoming you and Sue back next time.