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    From Nenthead Isaac's Tea Trail heads north-west to Alston once the highest market town in England. The river provides the main course of the route as it passes in turn through Nentberry, Nenthall Bridge and Blagill before reaching weather-stained and cobble-floored Alston. Passing through a stile not far out of Nenthead I captured this representation of Isaac Holden, he was a Methodist, but to my untutored eye the dress code seems more Quakerish, but as the mines were all owned by Quakers perhaps this was a salute to reigning authority? The walking pole on the right of the picture was there when I arrived and as far as I know, remains there still. I just don't get walking sticks they are the preserve of the old, and while getting old is inevitable (and very lucky) being old is largely a voluntary affair, walking sticks are a primary badge of surrendering complicity!
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 3 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2011-10-30T11:49:09
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