Bainbridge, The Falls 1909

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Caption for Bainbridge, The Falls 1909: The River Bain flows out of Semerwater, the largest lake in the old North Riding, and into the Ure. At around three miles in length, the Bain is the shortest river in England. An annual custom is the blowing of a forest horn every night from September to Shrove Tide.

An extract from North Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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My grandfather, Guy Metcalfe, played in Bainbridge Brass Band; nearly half the band were Metcalfes, all related. One of my ancestors (on my mother's side) was the famous hornblower on the village green.

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Caption for Bainbridge, The Falls 1909: The River Bain flows out of Semerwater, the largest lake in the old North Riding, and into the Ure. At around three miles in length, the Bain is the shortest river in England. An annual custom is the blowing of a forest horn every night from September to Shrove Tide.

An extract from North Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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