Friday, 13 July 2012

Rain Rain go away!

Helmsley is a market town around 20 miles from York. This is the remains of the East Tower of Helmsley Castle built around 1258. During the English civil war the castle was besieged by Thomas Fairfax and stayed loyal to the King for 3 months before surrendering. After it's capture Parliament ordered the castle to be slighted (deliberately made unusable as a fortification) to prevent further use by Royalists, and the East Tower was partially destroyed. It was never rebuilt and was allowed to fall into ruin as a romantic backdrop for nearby Duncombe Park.
Taking part in Skywatch Friday


  1. Oh yes, rain...we have had enough of it here in the Netherlands. Beautiful capture!

  2. Dramatic shot! We are having a hot drought here.

  3. Impressive post. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. That is a lovely old tower up against the huge, dark rain clouds. Hope you have some sunshine this weekend!


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