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Sunday, 17 August 2014

A Georgian Gem

The White Horse Inn dates back to 1702.
The small market town of Howden in Yorkshire is a living witness to life in Jane Austen's day.  Although Howden is famous for its medieval Minster, many eighteenth and early nineteenth century houses, shops and coaching inns have also survived.
Eighteenth century shops, Marketplace.
As you explore this bustling town you can imagine what it might have been like to go shopping in Austen's England.
Wellington Hotel, formerly the White Hart Inn.
Of course you must somehow erase the noise of the cars and buses from your mind, and imagine them replaced with the clip-clop of horses, the rattle of wheels and the blast of a coachman's horn as he sweeps into a busy innyard.                                            
Bridgegate, Howden - note arched entrance.

The former C.18th century workhouse.

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