Wednesday 3 September 2014

Just down the road

Just over a mile from here is Byland Abbey -A Cisterian ruin knocked down by Oliver Cromwell in the Dissolution of the Monasteries -the naughty man.Now a ruin which is upkept by the English Heritage. It is still a very impressive site. With its rose window it is our local landmark. From our fields an idyllic backdrop for all your "take home" photographs to show the rest of the clan. Jack was brought up at College Farm, which is part of the Abbey Ruins.I guess this has helped bring about his sense of belonging and proudness of being born under them there hills.He is not a happy bunny if he is far away. We live 5 fields away so that is acceptable. If you go down in the evening after supper for a stroll around the Abbey itself is floodlit.