Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

Although the snowy weather has turned to warmer rain, I though I would just share this photograph with you before we move on.

I like this view because the strong line of the wooden fencing is easy to follow and, in some way, reminds me of railway lines, though we have never had a railway in the village.

The farm, in the distance, is called Peter Laithe. We have many local farms with the word 'Laithe' included in their titles.

According to the etymological dictionary, 'Laithe' is derived from the old Norse word 'lada' or 'lade', meaning barn. This would suggest that the Norse invaders were present in this area, many centuries ago.

The name words in the north of England are a testimony to the huge influence that the Vikings had in this part of the country.

Have a lovely day, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 378 N: 22256] (87286)
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