Sunday, 20 July 2014

Weekend at Hellifield


So for our weekend away we had planned to go to Settle, there was, according to the Region web site a `temporary holiday site` at the football ground with in walking distance of the town. We got there and found that the dates had been changed and it had finished. We did not want to go back home and luckily Chris remembered a 5 site behind a club in the village of Hellifield. When we got there we had the place to our self`s but it later filled up.


Hellifield Railway Station
There is a great Fish and Chip in Hellifield and this provided a welcome lunch before we set up properly.


Hellifield Railway Station
In the afternoon we had a walk around the village and up to the Railway Station, this was in an amazing conduction. Spotlessly clean light and beautifully kept, and the architecture was just brilliant.


Hellifield Railway Station
I later found out ~
The first railway station at Hellifield was opened by the North Western Railway in 1849.
The current one was built by the Midland Railway and opened on 1 June 1880
By the 1980s it was in a sad condition, but following a £500,000 cash injection from British Rail, The Railway Heritage Trust and English Heritage it was refurbished. In 2003, further structural work by Network Rail was carried out costing another £500,000 to repair/replace the glazing and repaint the canopies on the Grade 2 listed building


Hellifield Railway Station


Hellifield Railway Station


Hellifield Railway Station
In the evening when had a drink in the club, but I didn`t think the beer was not up to much.


Sawley Abbey
Saturday we had a drive though the Ribble Valley to the Lancashire town of Clitheroe. On the way back we stopped at the site of Sawley Abbey.


Sawley Abbey


Sawley Abbey
For evening entertainment we went to the local Hotel The Black Horse, there was a cover band called Total Wrex playing and I must say that they were rather good. The beer there was much better as well


To finish the weekend off we had Sunday lunch at The Black Horse, before heading home. It had been a really great weekend.

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