Christmas in England 2006
"You are going WHERE for Christmas??? Are you totally mad??? It will be cold, wet, and the sun hardly gets above the horizon!!! The driving will be difficult, the
motorways will be crazy with pileups in the ice....."
You would have thought we were planning on Alaska, but it was England we decided to visit for Christmas. The northern part, mind you, arriving in Manchester, driving to York for Christmas
then moving south to Nottingham and Rutland, then back to Manchester.
As with my other travel records, the trip is presented here as a travel diary, with notes about each day or place and selected photographs. The
diary is divided into daily files so you can read through the day then go to the record for the next or previous day.
Paul, July 2007
||Fri 22 Dec 2006 to
Mon 25 Dec 2006
|Arrive Terminal 2 Manchester 6am. Pick up Rental
Car at airport terminal. Drive north on the M6 to Preston, then across
to York for Christmas
||Tues 26 Dec 2006
||Drive north to Wensleydale
||Wed 27 Dec 2006
North to Middlesborough, Redcar
||Thurs 28 Dec 2006
Whitby, Humber Bridge to Chesterfield
||Fri 29 Dec 2006
Matlock (Archives), then on to Nottingham
||Sat 30 Dec 2006
Nottingham, Bridlesmith Gate and Goodliffe locations
||Sun 31 Dec 2006
Nottingham General Cemetery and Sandiacre
||Mon 1 Jan 2007
New Year's Day - Belton in Rutland, Barrowden, Braunston. Family history of
||Tues 2 Jan 2007
Fotheringhay Castle, St Ives (more Goodliffe history) then back to Rutland and our
meeting with Elizabeth and Arnold's Original Book.
||Wed 3 Jan 2007
Middle Harborough to Derby, St Alkmunds in Duffield, then on to Ashbourne
||Thurs 4 Jan 2007
||A day in
the Peak District - Carsington Water, Brassington, Stanton in Peak and
the Nine ladies Stone Circle and the Cork Stone; another
Stone Age relic at Arbor Low, then the Church of St Edmund at Fenny
||Fri 5 Jan 2007
Moorcroft Pottery in Stoke on Trent, then back to Derbyshire and Thor's cave in
the late afternoon sun.
||Sat 6 Jan 2007
A walk along Dovedale, then a night in Buxton
||Sun 7 Jan 2007
More of the Peak: Monsal Head and the viaduct, Ashford in the Water, Magpie
Mine, the Plague Village of Eyam, then on to Froggatt Edge and another
stay at Chequers inn, Froggatt Edge.
||Mon 8 Jan 2007
A wet day in Hathersage, over Snake Pass to Glossop, then on to Manchester
Airport and the trip back to New Zealand via Singapore.
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