Fraggle Report ~ Druridge Bay Vintage Rally ~ August 2017

Sophie and I went off to visit Druridge Bay, a manmade lake, Watersport place and Nature reserve.  However when we got there we saw they were having a vintage rally so we decided to do that instead.  Lots of old cars and enginey things to look at and photograph. Lots of dogs too of course vintage tractors were popular an old cow milker not sure what this was for, didn’t like the look of the fluorescent liquid that was produced! I guess it is some sort of pump, as is this next one   no idea what this one does…

Fraggle Report – Cresswell Hall – August 2017

The History Bit Cresswell Hall was built between 1821 and 1825, with the money inherited by Addison John Cresswell’s missis when her wealthy cousin died.  The Hall was designed by London architect John Shaw and the building work supervised by Benjamin Green of Newcastle. It was a very grand building, constructed of sandstone from surrounding quarries, and to ward off the cold temperatures of the North East, even had central heating.   The grounds were beautiful and included stables, avenues of shrubs, rockeries, a croquet lawn, tennis courts and a miniature railway. It also had a conservatory and the kitchen garden…