05 - On Wolsingham Hill – Grandmother Jibbing 1821
Description‘Family Annals by Road and Rail, By Flood and Field’ By Samuel Tuke Richardson Of Darlington c.1890 ‘This picture describes what might have been a Serious accident to my mother on Wolsingham Hill. We were on our road to Shull where we were going to stay for a month - & after sending forward a cart load of luggage as it was a lonely place, we all proceeded. My father & I in our Whiskey [my grandfather having given it to my mother] & my mother & sisters in a post chaise. When we reached the steep Wolsingham Hill we all got out to walk except my mother but the horses having already come 14 miles naturally rebelled against this Cruel hill & they began to run back but happily the wheels were caught by a low wall or they would have been precipitated 100 feet to the river Wear. Since that time the wall has been raised still higher so as to ensure the safety of travellers on that road. Shull was a large extent of moorland beautifully planted principally with larches & for doing which my Grandfather was presented with the old Medal from some Society or other’.
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