31 March 2017

After a wet, grey start to the morning we enjoyed a wonderful sunny afternoon, just right for formally opening the new PBA offices at Giggleswick.  Good to see two members of MAA who dropped by for a chat and a burger.

We also saw Flying Scotsman on its journey up to Carlisle celebrating the opening at long last of the S&CR after line repairs that have taken eighteen months.

On my way back home from Giggleswick I stopped off at the Garden pool for a quick check on the river and found it in great condition.  There was a good flow under the west arch of New Inn bridge and just a touch of colour on a fairly fast flow.  Conditions for fishing  should remain good well into the weekend.

Finally, anyone who finds themselves in Settle tomorrow is very welcome to drop n to Victoria Hall and say “hello”.  I shall be there between 10 am and 3 pm manning our history archiving stand at the Stories in Stone first year celebrations.  Our project website is now live we have already put over 400 items of historical info on the site.  Find it at www.dalescommunityarchives.org.uk

You will find there under the “Topics” menu item a couple of monographs that I wrote several years ago about the Horton trout hatcheries.


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