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Where the North Sea begins by hilarydougill

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This is Alston, in Cumbria, it used to be in Scotland until the Jacobean war of 1751 and then it became the property of the English, and since then has resided in Northumberland, County Durham and now Cumbria. This small market town nestles in the very heart of the dales, and on Alston Moor at a place called Garrigill you have the meeting of the waters, three tiny little streams which in their turn move down the hills gathering size and mmentum as they go, these are the tributeries of the mighty Tyne, Tees and Wear rivers, and they all end their journey in the great North Sea. These tiny streams were the heart and pulse of the great Ship Building industry of the North East, sadly no more, but not by any means forgotten.


  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 4 years ago

    This is lovely dear Hilary …

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 4 years ago

    A lovely shot Hilary , looks like a nice village. x

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this charming village!xx

  • Hertsman
    Hertsmanabout 4 years ago

    Good to see you found some sun "up North’

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 4 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 4 years ago
  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Lovely view, and a very interesting history

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 4 years ago

    Great capture and interesting write up about the rivers to the sea

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27about 4 years ago

    beautiful love these buildings this is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • finepix
    finepixabout 4 years ago

    A lovely photograph Hilary,typical English village scene x

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