On Saturday we went to York travelling on the train from the quaint station in the town, but before then we followed a trail of painted fake windows. Knaresborough has a lot of Georgian buildings, which were subject to Window tax and in order to keep the symmetry of the houses but without paying more tax these bricked up "windows" were created. These were used by local artists to get people to explore the town.
This was the station, Grade 2 listed building with old fashioned semaphore signals and the signal box was attached to another building at the end of a terrace of houses.
National Railway Museum, which is currently celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Mallard steam engine's world speed record, which remains unbroken. With the Mallard were the remaining engines in the same A4 class locomotives, Union of South Africa, Sir Nigel Gresley, Bittern (from the UK), Dominion of Canada (from Montreal, Canada) and Franklin D Roosevelt (from Green Bay, USA). The queue to get into the NRM was so long, we decided to have a wander around the city before going back in the late afternoon, by which time the queue had gone. It was an awkward place to take photos and there were a lot of people- my camera got totally confused and they all came out dark, but my iphone managed OK, but these were the best I could get.
I took loads more, but don't want to bore you here. I'll see if I can have another go at a photo collage to put them together.
On Sunday we left Knaresborough and went to Duxford, near Cambridge. At the IWM Duxford was the Autumn Quilt Exhibitions held by Grosvenor Exhibitions. I wanted to go here to see some of the Civil War Quilts made by Foxy Quilters of Barnsley. When I lived in Yorkshire I used to be a member of Barnsley Creative Embroiderers and some of the ladies used to be in Janet Bottomley's patchwork class and I guess that Foxy Quilters came about from that class. They are a talented group of quilters and their work shows.
There were some quilts by other groups too, here are just some of the photos I took
Oh yes, there were planes too, if you didn't know about the venue (or didn't see from the link)
it is an aeroplane museum