Upper Weardale

Pictures from a short walk in upper Weardale. The quirky, volunteer-run Weardale Museum in Ireshopeburn. (R) Room devoted to Methodism in Weardale.

High House (Methodist) Chapel, next to the Weardale Museum, has been continuously used for weekly services since it was founded in 1760.

An innovative fund-raising scheme – building Durham Cathedral out of 200,000 Lego bricks at £1 per brick.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Artwork at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

A “skyspace” installation, designed by artist James Turrell in a former deer shelter.


Views of the exterior of York minster, including (R) a gargoyle.

National Railway Museum

(L) View of the Great Hall at the National Railway Museum, York. (R) A “great gathering” of the six remaining LNER A4’s, including the record-breaking Mallard (front).

One of two preserved China Railways KF class locomotives. The scale of the locomotive reflects the larger loading gauge of the Chinese railways compared to typical UK railways.

(L) Cut-a-way stream locomotive. (R) milk wagon.

(L) Advertising poster for the Great Western Railway. (R) Curious signs from the warehouse.

(L) Museum workshop. (R) The museum warehouse.

July 2013