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The winning Christmas shop window on Parliament Street, Harrogate

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Railing reflections

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All Saints Church in Ripley

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A cold, misty day

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Beautiful ceiling in the church

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Fabulous stained glass windows

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All decked out for a Christmas wedding

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A tragic story

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locks and latches

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According to the sign (below) this is a unique example of a place of worship used by pilgrims.

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See above

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On the left of the church wall behind the headstone can be seen the marks of musket balls. It is said that after the battle of Marston Moor in 1644, the cavaliers were marched to Skipton, stopping at Ripley where some, or all, were shot.

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A present to Ripley

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The start of our walk along the old railway line back to Harrogate

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A lost Christmas present in the Nidd.

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View off the viaduct over the Nidd.

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The majestic arches of the viaduct.

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I only caught the second half of the programme with Judi Dench about trees. Apparently this is an example of arborgraphs which are a very ancient form of communication.

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Heads hiding under a hedge back in Harrogate!