View Full Version : Knaresborough Gathering Friday 27th August

08-10-2004, 04:36 AM
Following our get together at the Ilkley Art and Craft Show, JLyn invited us to visit Knaresborough for a plein air day.

We are thinking of Friday 27th August and so far Ruth, myself, Sharon Douglas and Roun2it can make it. Is anyone else interested?

If the weather is fine we would be painting at the Castle, overlooking the river, and if wet at the Marigold Cafe - details later.

BTW I found a terrific site (http://www.knaresborough.co.uk/index.html) covering Knaresbourough with masses of photos and even moving panaramas.

So watch this space for details.


08-10-2004, 05:20 AM
Thanks for the link Doug, I will look for B&B's in the area as me and Chris are thinking of staying over Friday night. We are staying in Yorkshire on Saturday going to our friends house, in Cawthorne, near Barnsley for Taya's christening on Sunday.

So busy weekend to look forward to. Judy how about you and Jack coming out to dinner in Knaresborough, or nearby on Friday night? I won't be offended if you say no!!!!!!

Sharon Douglas
08-10-2004, 05:57 AM
Looking forward to it, it`ll be good to actually get together and paint.

08-10-2004, 01:13 PM
Hi, trying again, to post photos.
Mario's, is under the Viaduct

The Marigold, has two buildings, the brown one and the yellow one, by the blue boats.


If it ever stops raining I'll go take a picture of the castle, or what's left of it after Cromwell got ahold of it!

Hope this works this time!

08-11-2004, 05:30 AM
Its looks a gorgeous place Knaresborough, have you any idea how far it is from Halifax, because id have to get a bus or train. Id love to come so try and reply, so ill watch out see.


Jamie Murphy

08-11-2004, 06:55 AM
Not far, Jamie, you would get a train to Leeds then to Knaresborough station.


08-11-2004, 11:31 AM
Hi, Just so you know what we refer to as a "Castle" here, I took some photographs of the castle today.
One from one side.

And from another


We actually are lucky to have that much left. The people of the town convinced Cromwell that they needed something to use as a jail.

If we are going to meet at the castle, and you are driving, I suggest you park at the castle car park. It's a steep walk for cane carriers, and for me too, I always need to stop a couple of time on the way up.

Later, just heard a big KABOOM!

Sharon Douglas
08-11-2004, 11:37 AM
Thanks Judy,

It`s getting exciting now, especially seeing what we are going to be painting :eek:

I`m looking forward to meeting you again, we didn`t get much of a chance to talk on Saturday.

See you soon.

08-11-2004, 03:59 PM
Wow what beatiful photos, I am so jealous, I want to come too. :D Hope you all have a wonderful time.


08-11-2004, 06:11 PM
Kev, if you are looking for places to stay you may want to check here
There is also a place across the street from us, could not find a listing online.
If you want to go out for dinner that night, there are quite a lot of places for such a small town pub and other.

08-13-2004, 02:52 PM
Well we are stopping over, and we've booked in at the Yorkshire Lass. Now Judy, say nothing it's booked now, do not tell me it's a dump, it's too late!!

It sound central, and it's a pub so we don't have to drive :evil:

08-13-2004, 10:06 PM
Kev, the Lass is one of my favorite places! We go there for Giant Yorkshire puddings stuffed with beef cooked in ale. We used to go there for dinner while we were living at the Badger Hill Self Catering place across the street.
It's a pub, but have been told it's a good place to stay.
Maybe I will take a picture of that tomorrow!

08-19-2004, 08:33 AM
OOPS, never did get there to take the picture of the Lass. Will do if it stops raining.
If it is a good day on the 27th, we could all meet at the castle up town. There is a pay-and-display car park with a disabled section.
Do we have a time yet?

08-19-2004, 09:23 AM
I reckon we could get there for around 10.30 am - as you say meet at the castle if it is fine, otherwise down at the Marigold on the river side. Knowing English weather we'll probably do both before the day is out. We could eat at the Marigold anyway :rolleyes:

I'll post a map shortly.


08-20-2004, 10:23 AM
Hi, I told Kev I would post some pictures of the Yorkshire Lass, so here is one


one from the front

And Mother Shiptons is across the road


We were out taking photos of the high water today

Later, JudyL

08-23-2004, 04:09 PM
In case anyone else wishes to join us - here's a map of the fair weather (castle) and rainy (Marigold) meeting points. Access to the riverside car park is from Briggate. Expect to be at meeting point around 10.30 am.


Look forward to meeting you all again.


08-28-2004, 04:45 AM
Well, we had a geat time, and were blessed with sunny weather and a stiff breeze on the castle plain.

Sharon has started a new thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=212292) in the Watercolour General Forum where you will find all our photos, and there is also a thread on the meet at Chepstow between JT, Andy, Madmum and Cathie Jones.