|Outside Marsett chapel - just look at that view!|
|View out of the chapel door|
They were commited because on of the young people who attends every week is in a wheel-chair and it was becoming impossible and unsafe to carry him up the steps into church. But they have a bigger vision as well of being a place of hospitality in this beautiful place. I am told that, though the church is small they have the youngest age profile in the upper dale. The photographs will not reflect this as I cannot show pictures of children!
|A packed chapel|
|Barbara and Stan|
After the service there was abundant food served - true dales hospitality - and the weather was good so we could eat outside.
|Tea in the gazebo|
And the nettle and the donkey?
Marsett is the only place in the country where caraway grows wild. The story is told that this is because of a mischievous Marsett boy who put a nettle under the tail of the pedlar's donkey. The donkey reacted as you would expect and the caraway seeds were spread all over the green.
The caraway certainly grows here and is used by the villagers.
|Keith and Mary, Keith is a Church Steward|
|Elaine and Tom who brought water to the chapel in a milk churn before the mains supply was connected. Tom is the treasurer and Elaine has played organ here for 50 years.|
|Jane with family and friends|
|Queueing for tea after the service|
|Jane with Rev Janet Park, after Janet was stationed here they discovered they had been at the same junior school (for just one year). |
|The Tour de France is coming to the Dales - yellow bikes everywhere|