1 - A DRIVE IN THE NORTH COUNTRIE

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    ‘The Road to Albalanda’ By Samuel Tuke Richardson of Darlington c.1896 ‘A DRIVE IN THE NORTH COUNTRIE All nature was smiling & gay On a beautiful morning in May, When we started for Albalanda And drove down the Old Roman Way The above beautiful lines of the poet seemed adequately to describe the state of the weather on the 26th May 1896 at 7.10am; the day fixed for the drive to Albalanda, an expedition which had been arranged by the dwellers at Ivy House Piercebridge in order to show some of the beauties of the North Countre to their relatives the de la Reynardez. The coachman was up even earlier than was his wont on the above morning, & after breakfast assisted by his kind brother in law proceeded to load & provision the Coach, the latter portion of the Cargo being very necessary as the coachman though not requiring much below, required that little good & often, a ton more or less of luggage having been distributed in the capacious front boot, & back foot board. The horses were brought out & put to. They were a Unicorn team a grey & black Wheeler & a black Leader’.
  • Owner

    Beamish Museum
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    Beamish (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/36275059@N02/9530267576/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 6 years ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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