Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Overnight we had a sharp frost and freezing fog and the roads round here were coated in black ice. On my rounds I came across several other cars in ditches and buried in hedges.
On a brighter note, the freeze left a pool of water in my Mother's field solidified in this lovely pattern.
I promised to discover more about the "Bunker Hill" at Slaley.
Woolley Hospital was built in 1916 to treat the victims of gas attack in the trenches and later became a sanatorium for the treatment of TB. After the ravages of the trenches and the largely 'city depravation' disease of TB, it must have been a great relief to the patients to spend some time in this beautiful location. The hospital finally closed in the 70's and is now a private dwelling.
ps. Sorry but no shotgun wounds to report!