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  • relaxing by the green
    relaxing by the green
    by sandysmith
  • VT Meeting
    VT Meeting
    by cheekymarieh
  • I'm not the only on with camera in hand :-PP
    I'm not the only on with camera in hand...
    by sandysmith

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    The Well Earned Rest

    by steventilly Written Jun 5, 2003

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    Relaxing

    Favorite thing: Across the rivers, in the V of the Ouse and the Nidd is Beningborough Hall, a stately home now run by The National Trust. In winter you can see it from here, but in summer the leaves of the trees hide it from view.
    Across the Ouse only, is Moor Monkton - "twin" village of Nun Monkton. That village has no pub though ;-)

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    The Rivers

    by steventilly Updated Jun 5, 2003

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    Confluence Of The Rivers

    Favorite thing: Here's the confluence of the two rivers. To the right and away into the distance is the Ouse. York is to the right and Newton and Linton is up in the distance. To the left runs the Nidd, which would eventually take us to Knaresborough.
    This is a popular stopping point for boats as it marks the effective limit of navigation. The Ouse is tricky beyond this point and the Nidd is not recommended at all.

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    The Walk To The River

    by steventilly Written Jun 5, 2003

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    VT Members Take To The Country

    Favorite thing: Go up towards the church and turn right towards a rather posh looking garage. At the garage, turn left through a gate and there is a path down to the river.
    On the way down this path, on the left against a wall, is a marker for the floot heights. At the end of the path is a small grassy area where you can see the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Nidd.

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    The Church

    by steventilly Written Jun 4, 2003

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    The Churchyard

    Favorite thing: The church at Nun Monkton is quite unusual. It's also very difficult to photograph because it is surrounded by huge trees. The best I could do is this one of the churchyard.
    The church is unusual because it is built without aisles or a chancel arch (like I know what one of those is :-S). All I know is that I liked it, and that it did look a bit different to the usual church interior.

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    The Maypole

    by steventilly Updated Jun 4, 2003

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    The Maypole

    Favorite thing: If the village green and the duckpond are amongst the biggest I have seen, then the maypole is made to match. It stands some 20m tall and is decorated with green & white stripes.
    Apparently it is no longer used for maypole dancing and is purely decorative.

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    The Duck Pond

    by steventilly Written Jun 4, 2003

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    The Duck Pond

    Favorite thing: In the middle of the village green (or to one side to be more precise) is the duck pond. The size of some small lakes it is populated by a variety of waterfowl from the usual mallards to muscovy ducks, snow geese and greylag geese (and some strange looking, aggressive cross breeds :-S)

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    Nun Monkton

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 2, 2003

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    River Nidd

    Favorite thing: Nun Monkton is situated in the Lower Nidderdale along the course of the River Nidd which flows towards the River Ouse at Nun Monkton. Nun Monkton once housed a small community of Benedictine nuns and was founded in the middle of the 12th century - the parish church formerly belonging to this Benedictine nunnery.

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    VT Meeting - Old and New Accquaintances

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    I'm not the only on with camera in hand :-PP

    Fondest memory: 31st May 2003 and this peaceful village was invaded by several VT members:
    In attendance were Steve and Susan Tilly, Hayward68 (Laura visiting ffrom Canada again :-) ) Cheekymarieh (Marie) who I had the pleasure of meeting for the first tme.
    My brother VT member Mickos was also present with his wife Amy and of course my husband Dave made up the party.
    They reckon I took a lot of pics - well I did, but I wasn't the only one!!

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    Blue Skies And A Country Pub

    by cheekymarieh Written May 31, 2003
    VT Meeting

    Favorite thing: The village was host to a VT meeting of several members - sandysmith, steventilly,susantilly, hayward68 and myself. It gave us a chance to relax together over some food and drink.

    It gave me the opportunity to discover that Sandy is never without a camera in her hand.

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    • Beer Tasting

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    The Cold Beers

    by steventilly Updated Jun 5, 2003

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    Bringing The Beers

    Favorite thing: After a hard day's sightseeing all you want to do is sit and relax somewhere nice, with good friends and a cold beer.
    Happy to oblige :-)

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    The Ducks

    by steventilly Written Jun 4, 2003

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    VT Members Choose Their Lunch

    Favorite thing: The ducks naturally want feeding when you turn up, so it might be a good idea to take some bread along. They'll pester you even if you have no food, so you may as well take some ;-)

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    The Village Green

    by steventilly Written Jun 4, 2003

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    Village Green

    Favorite thing: The focal point of any good English village is the village green. The green at Nun Monkon is some 18 acres and is the biggest that I have ever seen.

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    Get the picture

    by sandysmith Written Jun 2, 2003

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    breach of copyright Steve??

    Fondest memory: We'd dressed up in mediaeval costumes in York for a VT group photo with a difference but we couldn't all take it home....so we got a copy ;-)

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    Waiting...

    by sandysmith Written Jun 2, 2003

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    is it open yet?

    Favorite thing: Well after our short stroll we decided to sit and wait for the pub to open so we could enjoy a meal here. Guess all that walking around York had made us weary.

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    Stroll to the River

    by sandysmith Written Jun 2, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Well we never seem to sit still for long and soon we had a stroll down to the river and back - only cos the pub wasn't open yet!

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