Ripon, England – Part 2
For viewers who are new to my blog, I have just started to document my current home of Ripon, North Yorkshire before we sell our current house and move home to Scotland. This is the second post in the series and I have included 7 new photographs of what is essentially a medieval market town and Cathedral City. I hope you like the photographs:
I just love the deep red colour of telephone boxes and Royal Mail Pillar Boxes in this country!
Kirkgate is one of the oldest streets in Ripon and it runs from the front of Ripon Cathedral, east to west, towards the Market Square. This photograph was taken from outside the Cathedral entrance looking towards the Market Square.
Park Street has some lovely old houses which have been superbly preserved and looked after. The direction of this photograph, and the next image of our Doctors’ Surgery, is looking generally west to east towards the Market Square.
I hate visiting the doctor but I love the inside and outside of the building!
I cannot understand my fascination with tiled roofs and chimney stacks but I seem to have a lot of photographs of different types in my photograph bank! This one is of a roof in High Skellgate.
You have probably heard of the Workhouses that used to be all over this country. If you have ever watched the musical ‘Oliver!’ you will have an even better idea of what I am talking about! These places were for the poor and destitute who had nowhere else to go, at a time when there was no Welfare State. The environment was harsh and discipline was strict! Ripon Workhouse was still in operation as a workhouse until around 1930, and still took in vagrants until the early 1950s, although the welfare state was by then in operation! Before I retired as Headteacher (Principal) of a local school, one of our children’s grandmothers, who I got to know quite well, told me that she had been in the Workhouse as a child! Not as far in the past as we tend to think! The Workhouse now houses Ripon Workhouse Museum, which makes for a really interactive and interesting visit!
In ‘Ripon, England – Part 1’ I published the first image of Ripon Market Square. This second image gives a wider perspective on the square. There is a market held here every Thursday and I hope to be able to show you some photographs of the square with its stalls set up, if I can get permission to take photographs from the balcony in the Town Hall!!
That is all for this post and I hope you have enjoyed the photographs published here.
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