I was particularly interested by the gaol which I had never visited before. Apparently it was last used as a corrective facility as recently as 1987 when New Year revellers who'd had a drop too much were locked up overnight to sober up! It is occasionally used as a facility for art-work or a venue for ghost tours. Apparently the Dairy Queen has performed here in her incarnation of a drunken village trollop. She hid in a cell when a tour-group were being shown around the premises, then crashed out of the door and gave them all the fright of their lives! Sounds fun...
Monday, December 13, 2010
Week Fifty: Tour of Arrowtown
This week I went on a mini-tour of Arrowtown with David Clarke of the Lakes District Museum who happily shared his local knowledge. He told us tales of all the buildings and their previous inhabitants, spinning yarns and weaving anecdotes while we listened and took photographs and notes.