Saturday, 18 August 2012

Darlington and Stockton Times 17th August 2012
Crackpot is 7th in a poll of Britain's most unfortunate place names.
The name derives from the Old English "Kraka" , a crow, and the Viking word "Pot" meaning deep hole.  In the case of Crackpot it refers to a rift in the limestone.
Top of the list was Shitterton in Dorset, followed by Scratchy Bottom also in Dorset and Brokenwind in Aberdeenshire!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Haymaking in the Dales

 Below Laykin

 This is Wensleydale- hence the round baler

 Don't you love his wooden rake?

 Notice the tea urn on the bottom left of the photo