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September 16, 2018 — Pickering

Visiting Pickering and the Beck Isle Museum

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Pickering

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Pickering

Sunday morning and church isn’t until 11:00 so a very peaceful day. We had breakfast and I called The White Swan for a lunch reservation . . their Sunday Roast. We can walk down after church. The Sunday Roast is quickly becoming a family tradition.

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Memorial Hall - Pickering

Memorial Hall - Pickering


After church we walked slowly down the hill and found an art exhibit at the Memorial Hall. It was a local group, all media and all abilities but there were some really marvelous works that we enjoyed. Then we had to hurry to get to The White Swan by half-twelve. Arrived just in time and were seated. We ordered the Sunday Roast. Ed got beef and I got lamb. Both were delicious. There was also a vegetable plate with carrots, cabbage and bacon and, to my delight, cauliflower in a nice cheese sauce. Ed got an apricot and fig tart for dessert and I had the chocolate Nemesis, an authentic fondant au chocolat with blackberry frozen yogurt. Really nice Sunday Roast . . . great tradition. Click here for the White Swan web site

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The White Swan Inn - Pickering

The White Swan Inn - Pickering

The White Swan Inn - Pickering

The White Swan Inn - Pickering

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The Rose Inn just before the bridge

The Rose Inn just before the bridge


We walked back across the bridge to the Beck Isle Museum, paid and entered. They have a bit of everything including entire rooms and historic shop interiors. The outside features antique farm equipment which brought back wonderful memories of my paternal grandfather’s farm and my maternal grandfather taking me to farm equipment fairs in the country when I was very small. We whiled away our afternoon and left for Lidl Supermarket to get bread and laundry soap. Arrived just as they closed so trudged back up the hill to Coop which was still open. Saved . . . Click here for the Beck Isle Museum web site

Area around the Beck Isle Museum in Pickering

Area around the Beck Isle Museum in Pickering

Beck Isle Museum in Pickering

Beck Isle Museum in Pickering

Printing Press at the Beck Isle Museum

Printing Press at the Beck Isle Museum

Stereopticon at the Beck Isle Museum

Stereopticon at the Beck Isle Museum

Goat cart at the Beck Isle Museum

Goat cart at the Beck Isle Museum

Store interior - Beck Isle Museum

Store interior - Beck Isle Museum

Pub interior - Beck Isle Museum

Pub interior - Beck Isle Museum

Home interior - Beck Isle Museum

Home interior - Beck Isle Museum

Exterior - Beck Isle Museum with historic farm equipment

Exterior - Beck Isle Museum with historic farm equipment

Farm Equipment in the Beck Isle Museum

Farm Equipment in the Beck Isle Museum

Surveyor's Chain in the Beck Isle Museum

Surveyor's Chain in the Beck Isle Museum

Exterior - Beck Isle Museum with historic farm equipment

Exterior - Beck Isle Museum with historic farm equipment

Garden of the Beck Isle Museum

Garden of the Beck Isle Museum

We’re in for the evening and have escaped rain all day! Our beautiful cottage is warm and welcoming and we both have good books to read.

Posted by Beausoleil 15:23 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged museums uk pickering beck_isle_museum

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Looks like an excellent museum, and I'm glad you enjoy our Sunday roast tradition :)

by ToonSarah

I agree that the Sunday Roast is a fine tradition in England.

by Nemorino

Thank you for visiting. We all seem to like Sunday Roasts. Perhaps this could lead to world peace.

by Beausoleil

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