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29th July, 2023.

I am indebted to John Garside, whom I ran into twice, in the excellent greengrocer's in Thirsk, presumably he was practising what he preached as a GP and collecting his five a day!

He commented on the lack of listed buildings in the town.

The town council sponsored a series of blue plaques in the town, which included one for Hannah Packer, born in the town, but still revered in Paraguay for her pioneering nursing (missing but now restored) and another on the Lambert Memorial Hospital, which hopefully will be replaced when the scaffolding is down.

One of the walks we occasionally take is down the path beside the town cemetery, leading across the fields to a statue of the Buddha.

It is still known by some as Gallows Lane, since it started by the site of the old town jail, on the edge of the Thirsk Hall grounds, behind a still extant high wall................

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