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- - - Day 7 - - -

The town of Thirsk in Yorkshire is probably best known as the home of Alf Wight, author of the
James Herriot stories, and the location of his veterinary practice. Jean showed us to the house
where he lived and had his office. That building and the one next door to it on the right will
eventually be made into a James Herriot museum.

One of the pubs in town has already changed its name to The Darrowby Inn, which is the name
of the fictional town in which the stories are set.

Although it was not a market day when we visited, the town square at Thirsk was bustling with
activity and finding a parking space took a bit of time. After a walk about the town looking for
antique shops and jewelry stores, we sat down for a pub lunch at the Golden Fleece Hotel which
was decorated with a wide variety of horse racing memorabilia.

The town square at Thirsk.

Alf Wight's home and veterinary office.

Jean and I in front of the renamed Inn


Not only did Anne manage to locate this
small back street Antique/Junque shop but
she also found some items to purchase there.




This is the Queen Catherine Inn in the nearby town of Osmotherly. It is well known in this region as the Inn where Bill Simons spent his honeymoon many long years ago.




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