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MALTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE -- Gem

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MALTON is about 18 miles from my home in York, so its been visited many
times in my lifetime. The early photos were print and disappeared,so there are
few digital. ---Malton is from Roman times, founded AD70 they left 5th century,, Roman name
was Derventio Brigantium. -- The town has a Cattle market. nearby cattle market
is a little street called The Shambles,this was a street of butchers, today Arts, Antiques,
Music ect. There is a lovely normal market square, near St Michaels Church.----Malton is on the banks of the River Derwent. On
the other bank is the town of Norton . An oddity is Malton bus and rail stations
are in Norton. Malton is bypassed by the A64 road, this is the main road from Leeds via York and Malton to Scarborough on the East Coast. Malton rail station is on the line from Scarborough to York Leeds and Manchester. ----I remember as a youngster just after WW2, my mother taking me to Malton for a trip out, using the excuse to buy a Pork Pie at a Malton butchers, because they had the best pies.---Today Malton is famous for Race Horse training, two names that spring to mind are Peter and Tim Easterby, father and son.-----A famous visitor to Malton in the 1800 s was Charles Dickens the author. He visited several times to see his friend Charles Smithson. Smithson died in 1844 at the age of 39. Dickens attended the funeral in Old Malton. Leaving York by Post-Chaise at 7am, arriving just in time for the funeral at 09-30 am. Today a modern bus takes only 48 minutes. -Although " Christmas Carol" was not written in Malton, Smithson office was the model for Scrooges offiice.----------Today James Martin Chef and TV presenter was born in Malton, a bit further back in time, Francis Jackson who was organist at York Mimster for 36 years.
MALTON ,NORTH YORKSHIRE. --St  Michaels  church in  Market  Place from  1150  AD  on  this  site.

MALTON ,NORTH YORKSHIRE. --St Michaels church in Market Place from 1150 AD on this site.

MALTON,NORTH  YORKSHIRE --  Market  Cross.  Market  day  Saturday..Good  place  to  park  car  Sunday  to  Friday.

MALTON,NORTH YORKSHIRE -- Market Cross. Market day Saturday..Good place to park car Sunday to Friday.

MALTON,  NORTH  YORKSHIRE,  --Cattle Market.

MALTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, --Cattle Market.

MALTON,  NORTH  YORKSHIRE. -- Shambles,  once  street  of  Butchers  near  Cattle  Market .Now Arts, Antiques Music  etc.

MALTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE. -- Shambles, once street of Butchers near Cattle Market .Now Arts, Antiques Music etc.

MALTON,  NORTH YORKSHIRE, -  St  Michaels  church.

MALTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, - St Michaels church.

MALTON.  NORTH YORKSHIRE.  -  Sweets  shop.

MALTON. NORTH YORKSHIRE. - Sweets shop.

MALTON,  NORTH  YORKSHIRE,  Near  market  Place.

MALTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, Near market Place.

THIS IS  THE  COASTLINER BUS.  RUNS  LEEDS TO  YORK  THEN  MALTON on  to  Coast.  Every  hour.

THIS IS THE COASTLINER BUS. RUNS LEEDS TO YORK THEN MALTON on to Coast. Every hour.

THIS  BUS GOES  ,YORK  TO  MALTON  VIA  CASTLE  HOWARD/   Not very  regular.

THIS BUS GOES ,YORK TO MALTON VIA CASTLE HOWARD/ Not very regular.

TYPE  OF  TRAIN  ,YORK TO  MALTON , NORTH  YORKSHIRE.  17  miles  .[just  over  27km

TYPE OF TRAIN ,YORK TO MALTON , NORTH YORKSHIRE. 17 miles .[just over 27km

]--------Some
places of interest near Malton are Castle Howard a great stately home, about 8 miles, -- Pickering
by the A169 road, --Eden Camp museum about 2 miles, -- Scarborough the "Queen of
seaside resorts " 23 miles, --- Kirby Misperton Zoo and entertainment park, between Malton and Pickering, --- Whitby on coast, and i would say YORK. CASTLE  HOWARD.==  Stately  Home, 8 miles  Malton  by  Bus  or  Car.  [ nearly 13  km

CASTLE HOWARD.== Stately Home, 8 miles Malton by Bus or Car. [ nearly 13 km

]SCARBOROUGH.- Lovely  seaside  resort.- 23  miles  from  Malton,  by  train, bus  ,or  car.

SCARBOROUGH.- Lovely seaside resort.- 23 miles from Malton, by train, bus ,or car.

THIRSK.-- Picture of James Alfred  Wight vet, who  wrote James  Herriot  books.-- Museum in  Thirsk.- By  car 26 miles from  Malton   No  direct  bus.- Bus  via  York.

THIRSK.-- Picture of James Alfred Wight vet, who wrote James Herriot books.-- Museum in Thirsk.- By car 26 miles from Malton No direct bus.- Bus via York.

EDEN  CAMP  MUSEUM. - 2 miles  from  Malton by  bus  or  car.

EDEN CAMP MUSEUM. - 2 miles from Malton by bus or car.

----- --A Post-chaise was a 2 horse fast carriage ,mainly for post, but seated 2 or 4 people , this was in 18th and 19th centuries.

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