Tuesday, October 07, 2008

What I did in my holidays (Part Eight - Pardshaw pre solfest social call)

Now Pardshaw might be a long way from Aspatria but it is at least in the same county so on the way to Solfest I took the opportunity of participating at a Young Friends’ gathering at Pardshaw Young Friends’ Center despite of course not being young. Even if 40 is young for Britain Yearly Meeting. My thanks to the Young Friends for fitting in a somewhat elderly ex Young Friend.

So lets kick off with some random shots of Cumberland

very random

Specifically on a coach into Cockermouth. Cockermouth used to have connection to the railway network. Connection now seems to be via permenant replacement bus. Oh well better than nothing.

This pic though is Pardshaw Crag I think. Did txt the Convenor of the Committee, Friend Anne to say I was on my way, just taking a pic of Pardshaw Crag.

Pardshaw craggggg

And here we are in Cockermouth itself!


A close up of the pale blue and white house. Dig the colour scheme

a lovely shade of pale blue

Here’s Mayo. Er no. It's the Town Hall which used to be a Chapel funnily enough. Interesting.

Somewhat related to ketchup

Here's Mayo

Not ketchup

And here’s Yorkiegirl’s place in the country.

hello Friend Helen if you are reading this…..

New Labour New Babylon!

rite on!

Some Knitting Knoras

Pardshaw is great for playing guilotine lol

Dinner is served! After Quaker grace of course….

Cheers JAH! lovely grub!

Majk the master musician

Trailer for sale or rent…

The excitement is too much for some…

Jack is a funny one but he’s lovely.

Rise up singing!

total of 4 copies amongst us

Had a wonderful evening epilogue when we sang “Lord of All Hopefulness” with an amazing unity plus Laudate Dominum or something. Quite moving. Plus at some point we sang rediscovered Pardshaw song to the tune of “House of the Rising Sun”. Oh how we laughed!

The mob!

The Pardshaw Massive!

Did walk into Cocker on Sunday morning to go to Meeting for Worship at Cockermouth Friends’ Meeting House. Got a nice lift back. There was a Sunday evening Meeting for Worship at Pardshaw, there being one a month. Not so far to walk…..

And where else but Pardshaw! For a celebration of life. In this case Friend Anne opens her cards.

Gave her the bumps in a non-violent and Quakerly manner lol

The fruit bowl

Vitamin c is good for your health as well as very yummy!

Friend Ericka bakes a surprise cake.


Random shot from the burial ground

green stuff!

Friend Ericka again with the cake

looking good

Dinner is served!

Guess who the chef was cake aside?

The birthday girl contemplates the cake.

make a wish Anne

The cake itself yummy

it really was one to savour!

The dynamic duo jamming

wot a team!

Digicams reproducing by binary fission….

I wish!

Taking a pic with an identical digi-cam…

and of course mine is identical… lol

Just before the ceilidh. With my best kilt.

a must for dancing

Official group photo. Not sure if it made front cover of “Young Quaker”.

Historical I was there!

Left to Right Back row: Anne, Majk, Kathleen, Tony, Ericka, Jack
Front row: Andrew, Bluebell

Dancing yeah!

attempts to take a pic of dancing as it happened with tripod and timer weren’t worth effort in the end

Friend Jack looking pensive

think this was the ladies real and honorary…

A Quaker mural on the ceiling painted by Bluebell and other Friends at a previous workcamp.

Eat your heart out Michaelangelo

Use Cooper’s Dip

For perfect results everytime….

The new Pardshaw log book! Golly!

for it is written….

A random shot of Pardshaw Friends’ Meeting House and Young Friend’s Center.

This Is Pardshaw!

From the other end of the burial ground

beautiful innit?

My best shot of the Dalton memorial. Taken at night no flash if I remember and pointing my head torch at it so that you can at least see the writing.

The real John Dalton!

I then set off across Cumberland to a gig in Aspatria leaving some lovely Friends at Pardshaw. Hope to see them all again in this lifetime. And Pardshaw is a sort of home from home. “There is an Olde Meeting House Near Cockermouth! They call it Pardshaw Hall, and it’s been the ruin of many a Young Friend…..”

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