Thursday, 17 December 2020

Bimble around Barton on Humber

Hello. Today was a good day for going out. The sun was shining so I got my finger out, no dawdling, packed a sandwich and a drink, and went. I have been to Barton many times before but not had a good look around it. I found a street map which came with the local free paper, been saving it in case it came in useful. The blue line is where I walked, copy that into Bikehike.co.uk and it comes to five and a half miles. Woolly hat and gloves needed it was f f f freezing. 
There are a lot of old historic buildings in Barton, it is steeped in history. The Salvation Army Citadel used to be a Methodist Chapel. 

Next to it in Queen Street is the Wilderspin School Museum.

There are two big churches in Barton quite close to each other. This is St Mary's Church. 


The door wasn't locked so I had a look inside. 


Just across the road is this plaque on a wall at the entrance to a big white house. 
St peters Church is close by. 

The Mill is a pub,  closed at the moment. 
Bardney Hall is a Boutique Hotel, on Whitecross Street.
Baysgarth House Museum, is set in a large park, which was very pleasant to walk around. The front looks lovely in this picture, but the entrance at the back does not look so appealing. 

There is a very large cemetery just off Barrow Road so I had a stroll around it. I thought this was a good idea, a board with large hooks on to hang up the water bottles so stop them blowing around. 
At the far end of the cemetery is this unusual building. Possibly a previous church, doesn't look like it's used at the moment, maybe it's for storage. 
Had to take a picture of the Humber bridge, didn't I. 
Barton Haven. 
I think this boat has been abandoned. The sun is going down, I'd better get back to the car. 
It was a nice way to spend the afternoon, even though it was bloomin cold. Got some sun on my face and fresh air in my lungs. Feeling pleased. Mission accomplished. 
Thanks for popping in. Now I am going shopping. Catch ya later. Toodle pip.   ilona

17 comments:

  1. It looked like you had a lovely day for it. I love the light at this time of year when it's sunny. Arilx

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    1. I struggled with the low sun. Even with my visor on I still had to shield my eyes. It's a disappointment when you see something that would make a really good picture, but find the sun is in the wrong place.

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  2. Your country has so many very old buildings which are older than we have in America. Great photos.

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    1. I wish they would spend money on preserving some of them, and bringing them back into use, instead of building new.

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  3. Forgot to mention that we got 8 inches of snow in my townie USA yesterday with sleet on top of that. Took me two hours to clean off my van today.

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    1. When I go to Barton I wonder if the boats ever move. Are they new additions or are they the same as the last time I came.

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  5. always used to like a potter round Barton on my way home from Hull back in the days when we were allowed out ,then take the scenic drive back over the Wolds to Horncastle

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    1. Barton is good for pottering. A lot of interesting things to see in a fairly compact area.

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    1. People take cut flowers to put on the graves. They supply their own vase to put them in, but don't take their own water. The empty bottles are next to the water tap, easy for people to fill a bottle, and put it back when they have finished.

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  7. Hi ilona, just wondering is your walking challenge for 1,000 miles a year?

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    1. Hi Sharon. Yes it is. I have just added a new post for you with some info.

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  8. You were lucky, sadly it's not often you can find a church with open doors. Margaret x

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