Arkengarthdale, The C.B. Hotel c.1960

Arkengarthdale, The C.B. Hotel c.1960

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The white-painted CB Hotel in remote Arkengarthdale recalls the initials of Charles Bathurst, the 19th-century lead mining master who owned the circular powder house of the CB Smelt Mill nearby. Further up the Arkle Beck is the pub-less hamlet which glories in the entirely-inappropriate name of Booze.

Memories of Arkengarthdale

Growing Up

Head Game Keeper was Mr Mair.

A memory of Arkengarthdale by Sam Mair

All Creatures Great And Small

This is the inn that was used in the popular BBC TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small', which was based on the books by the vet James Heriot. (From information sent in to the Frith Memory Archivist.)

A memory of Arkengarthdale

Eloped With David

Sometime in 1961/1962 I was courting David who was a chef in Newcastle upon Tyne.  I was a student nurse aged 16 he was I think 17.  He left his apprenticeship to work in a Wimpy bar to earn money to buy a ring.  He did buy me a ring and gave it to me on the seat at Greys monument.  We decided to ...Read full memory

Grouse Beating

As a student I spent 3 seasons working as a beater on Lord Sopwiths estate. I first worked a few days during a holiday with family friends called Rita and Albert Sparks who had holidayed in Arkengarthdale for many years. The following seasons I camped with a friend getting washed out one year and spending the rest of our ...Read full memory

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