Monday was a shopping day so we took ourselves to Garstang which
|Soda bread with buttermilk|
Garstang is proud of its history and has commemorative plaques on lots
Celia Fiennes in around 1650. Celia was an enthusiastic traveller much like us except she was traversing England in the 1600s on horseback eagerly searching out innovative industries and regional products. A book of her memoirs was published in the 1800s and reworked in 1947 so I shall have a look for a copy to read.
Our second walk saw us setting out at half past ten this morning which,
|Looking back to Bailey|
The sun is out now and we have blue skies at last. We are also the only caravan now on our campsite and it is beautifully peaceful here. I think I shall make the most of it by snoozing in the warmth with a book! I will leave you with another petition to please click through to read and sign. Not satisfied with attempting to dismantle the BBC, those wretched Tories have now got their cannons aimed at Channel 4 too.
SumOfUs emailed me to say:
Channel 4 is a taxpayer-owned, not-for-profit channel that funds itself through advertising. The result? We get innovative, award-winning programmes like Channel 4 News, Educating Yorkshire and Gogglebox that cost us taxpayers nothing.
But, according to senior sources, George Osborne plans to sell the channel as part of his drive to asset-strip our country.
If he succeeds, the new owner will be looking to produce profits, not quality programmes and funding to independent programme makers will inevitably be cut. Right now, Osborne is considering Channel 4’s fate with Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, and we have a window of opportunity to make our voices heard."
George Osborne: don’t sell off Channel 4. We want the channel to keep producing quality programmes -- not shareholder profits.