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Leeds, briefly

We went to Leeds for the Bank Holiday weekend, where we went on countryside adventures with S & A, had a wonderful dinner and pub jaunt with strange_complex, and lunched with stephanieburgis and Mr. Darcy, a limited time opportunity since they will shortly be moving to Wales. S. made us pancakes for breakfast two days running, with a lovely, delicate maple syrup imported from Wisconsin.

Adventures: A good pub lunch, following by a few hours of countryside walking in and near East Witton, on the edge of the Dales. A visit to the best windmill yet, Skidby windmill, fully operational, friendly, good educational display, quality café, miller-on-duty, and rescue chickens. Beverley Minster was closed, as was St. Mary's, but we walked around the outsides. Nunburnholme is a small village whose "interesting 10th century cross" is no longer in its churchyard, but inside. We retrieved the key from the cottage across the way, and found it really was an interesting cross, put back together wrongly, with centurion/Viking, centaur, cruxifiction, and perhaps a St. David, among other characters.

I took lots of photos. Perhaps, some other day, I will post some of them.



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Aug. 31st, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
There used to be fantastic Yorkshire puddings at a pub near Skidby Mill. There may still be.

Nelly's used to be the place to drink in Bev. The ceiling of St Mary's is worth seeing if it's the one I'm thinking of; there's also the White Rabbit (allegedly), and the fall of its tower led to the end of the Beverley mystery cycle
Sep. 1st, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Do you know more about how to locate the pub than that it is near Skidby Mill? Is it in Skidby itself?

Thanks for the advice; I may yet be back around there to take it.
Sep. 1st, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Googling yorkshire puddings skidby yields the Half Moon - which rings the right bells. Sadly I lost the way even to Skidby when they built the Humber Bridge - Beverley Road, rendering my map wrong. It no longer seemed possible to get there from Cottingham.

Half Moon Inn The, 16 Main St, Skidby, Cottingham, HU16 5TG - Telephone, 01482 843403

You used to have to get there for opening to get a seat on a Sunday

See wikipedia for Skidby - although that seems to claim the pub is called the Skidby Mill. Half Moon rings the bells.

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