Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The View from Barrow Wake Hill

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Dr Ferris has a lot to answer for as my postcard collection continues to grow.  This looks like a pre-war effort.  When Iain came to stay the other day he reminded me that he'd seen a reference somewhere to their having been a cafe on the hill in the dim and distant past.  I wonder whether this is true, not least because until the relatively recent past the land was all in private hands.  In any event it was not until the building of the Leisuredrome about 30 years ago that there was a supply of running water to the top of the hill.  Any previous hospitality arrangement must surely have been pretty rudimentary and probably mobile.

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