Sunday, 30 October 2016

Kirkby Lonsdale

"I do not know, in all my own country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine."

(John Ruskin)

Still grand, and beautiful, and good,
And scorned the swollen raging flood,
Has Lonsdale bridge unshaken stood,
For many ages;
Though antiquarians, who have tried
some date to find, in vain have pried
In ancient Pages.

(A native poet, unattributed)

Monday, 10 October 2016

Romney Marsh

"The world according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Romney Marsh".

(Richard Harris Barham. The leech of Folkstone.)

"an infectious and holding neighbourhood. Once there you are apt to stay."

(Ford Maddox Ford)