Tag Archives: Swaledale

Angelic old hymn books

We’re encouraged to recycle nowadays, and sometimes this calls for imagination. For example, what should be done with old hymn books 🙂 It seems sad to simply put them into paper recycling. Sometimes they seem to pile up in church … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to a place of Protestant Dissent

In 1689 Philip, Lord Wharton, a puritan sympathiser, had part of his shooting lodge at Smarber, in the Swaledale hills above Low Row converted into a chapel for ‘Protestant Dissenters.’ The chapel, long gone into ruins, was tiny and simple. … Continue reading

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