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Captain Cook and a cuppa in Staithes, North Yorkshire

I must have gone through Staithes when I walked the Cleveland Way as a teenager, but I was probably so footsore and weary by then that I have no recollection and it felt completely new to me when I revisited … Continue reading

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Filey: from Romans to Butlins via John Paul Jones

Sure, we found good places for tea and coffee in Filey, but what surprised me most was to discover its amazing historical connections to Roman times and to key moments in America’s War of Independence… When I was a kid, … Continue reading

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Poetry in Helmsley: from Wordsworth to tea, coffee and a swim outdoors

I was delighted to find great coffee, quality tea and open-air swimming in Helmsley. It’s not as if I was short of reasons to visit the place. I’d been coming here since my parents used it as our most convenient … Continue reading

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