After visiting the white horse of Kilburn on Wednesday, which you can read about in my Horsing Around post, we decided to visit the nearby market town of Thirsk. You may know Thirsk as the home of Alf White, or James Herriott as he became known.
We had a little wander to the Cod Beck River. It looked rather muddy to say the least.
Back in 2015 when the Tour de Yorkshire was coming through Thirsk, a local lady put a message out on Facebook asking for volunteers to help decorate the town with knitting and crochet. On a dark, cold April night a week before the race, the Yarnbombers of Thirsk, wearing dark clothing and balaclavas, 'bombed' the town. Since then, the group have gone on to decorate a carriage on a Grand Central train at Kings Cross Station in London, been on the Welcome to Yorkshire stand at The Great Yorkshire Show and 'bombed' an articulated lorry and a tractor. The Market Place at Thirsk has also been decorated a few times now. We didn't realise that there was yarn bombing in place when we decided to visit Thirsk, but the Market Place is yet again adorned in knitting and crochet celebrating Yorkshire Day, which was on the 1st of August. I thought you might like to see some of the decorations.
The white horse of Kilburn and a mouse representing Robert Thompson, a furniture maker from Kilburn, who carved a mouse into the furniture he made.
Yorkshire air ambulance.
A good old Yorkshire breakfast, complete with a pot of Yorkshire tea.
I believe this chap is the Yorkshire cricketer, Jonny Bairstow.
A block of Wensleydale cheese, direct from the creamery at Hawes.
Afternoon tea at Bettys, complete with a Fat Rascal and macaroons.
I believe this may represent the animals at Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley.
There were a few decorations which I liked but I'm not sure what they've got to do with Yorkshire, perhaps someone else knows.
My personal favourite, but yet again, not sure what it's got to do with Yorkshire. Flies round errrrrr.
These were just a few of the decorations, there were many more and if you're in the area, it's definitely worth a trip to see them.