Yet another American import, like Halloween but less fun and definitely not for children.
I could not join the gadgies today as I was looking after my mother who was discharged from hospital after another short stay. Thanks again to the wonderful NHS. And my wife developed a terrible cold so I donned my Florence Nightingale kit and played nurses, cook and cleaner for the day.
Brian, aka punmeister sent me a report on the walk:
* Seaton Delaval Hall was built between 1718 and 1729 to a design of Sir John Vanbrugh. It looks out onto Blyth. The Delavals (or Halls!) came over with William the Conqueror and in later days owned mines and factories in the area. Seaton Sluice is of interest to archaeologists like Dave the Goldcrest spotter because of the sluice built in the 18th century and the cut made later the same century.