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David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

2008/09/08 Beverley, Yorkshire

Beverley — a market town, with a long history in Yorkshire — is where some of the professors at the University of Hull live.  After a day in seminars, we chose the town as a destination for drinks and dinner.  There’s been a market cross in Beverley since the 1700s, although the current structure must have been constructed more recently.

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The market only happens on Saturday morning, so the space is a parking lot for the rest of the week.

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The street named Toll Gavel may have been where road charges were paid in the 13th century.

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As is common in most small British towns, stores don’t open late.  Window shopping is the only option.

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Down Ladygate is a glimpse of the Beverley Minster.

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Sow Hill Road has buildings built almost up to the edge of the narrow one-way street.

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Walking past the bus station, we found the White Horse Inn, which seems to be a neighbourhood institution.

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It would be hard to describe a pub as more traditional, as we had our drinks by gaslight.

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I don’t often join colleagues for drinks at the pub.  In Beverley, there’s atmosphere beyond the beverages.

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