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Kirby Grindalythe, Yorkshire

Mr David Oglesby, my esteemed friend, Almost brought these rambling to an end Kirby Grindalythe was his suggestion Causing a temporary mental congestion. Its only real claim to fame, The Norse origin of the name, Which the years have changed, so, For a bated breath waiting nation Kirby Grindalythe roughly means In it’s modern day translation, Village with church on the slope Of the Valley with the Cranes. Ancient settlement founded by Those once marauding Danes, At Sledmere Hall, Sir Tatton Sykes In his sustained cultural drive Finished restoring the old church, Eighteen hundred and seventy five The latest available Census Of two thousand and eleven Records a population of just Two Hundred and ninety seven. Of commercial services There were no traces No shops, no pubs but just Ninety two dwelling places It’s only just an eight mile hop Into Malton for a weekly shop. The Great Wold Valley is Where this hamlet is hiding Within the county boundaries of The historic Old East Riding A winterbourne stream, The Gypsey Race Still gently flows through the place. So, Ive tried to do my bounden duty, To record this place of rural beauty. Though I may have failed Mr Osgerby’s test I’ve so tried, Dear Reader, to do my very best. .

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Date: 11/24/2022 10:02:00 PM
Your best was good enough Terry. I enjoyed the read !
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Terry Ireland
Date: 11/25/2022 2:20:00 AM
Thanks Wen - it’s a very pleasant little village, sort of locked in tine