Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday 19th September 2016...back with the Family!!!!

Here we go Monday morning and after breakfast June took me on a tour first to the city of Durham which is a huge University city and also home to the magnificent cathedral!!!



 You were not allowed to take photos inside but the walls and the stained glass are in wonderful condition and it is a large Cathedral
 Most of the downtown follows the river...


 This market reminds me of the markets in Mexico!!!




We then drove over through some other towns including Middlesboro where this bridge is located and paid just over one pound to cross!!!






The Tees Transporter Bridge has been the area's landmark since opening in 1911.  It is the longest working transporter bridge in the world and an iconic symbol of Teesside's engineering and industrial heritage.
The Tees Transporter Bridge has played an important role in the area's history for over a century and continues to provide an important and unique crossing over the River Tees. In recent years the Transporter has emerged as a leading historic visitor attraction and is one of the UK's major sites for extreme sports including abseils, bungee jumps and zipslides.
In 2011 to mark the Bridge's centenary the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed a £2.6m award for refurbishment and upgrade work to the Bridge.
The HLF-supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project included the installation of a glass viewing lift to provide improved access to the upper walkway, renovation of the gondola and the development of state-of-the-art visitor resources.
Here we go.....
In the afternoon i said farewell to June it was great to see her again......
Then it was a 2 hour drive back to Janet and Malc's and it is great to be back home these 7 weeks went by so fast and I enjoyed my travels!!!!
A quiet night at home catching up!!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!

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