The Ralph Cross, on the North York Moors. This is a way mark for travellers on the moors, before the days of Sat Nav. Picture taken August 2014, from my archive.
Next week’s prompt is Fiction.
Getting Wild- the 30 day challenge
Going wild, with memories of Dad
Fascinating! There are a couple of Ralphs in our family so I searched to see if I could find any reference about how it got its name and came across this blog: http://www.hidden-teesside.co.uk/2013/08/15/young-ralph-cross/
Thank you Cathy!
Hope your Ralph’s like the cross! Thanks.
Really interesting and what a great landscape behind!
What a gorgeous photo! Thanks for sharing it with us.
What a great piece of history! Not sure how well I’d do navigating by stone marker though!😉. Here’s my link: https://livinginrapidcity.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/photo-challenge-cross/
Thanks Kathy, not certain I could either!
You be careful when you are out there doing your wild stuff this month!😉
It seems nature may have it in for me!
The Cross has shown me the way through most of my life.
Well put Carl
Great image Cathy. As a former History teacher I am asking all kinds of questions .
I want to know more! How old is it? Why were people traveling this route through the moors? Was it for religious reasons?
No, they would be taking sheep to the coast, who would then go by ship to London. And bringing goods from the ports inland. This cross is quite new , replacing an older one. If you look at Wild Daffodil’s comment above she has left a link to another blog,. I should have provided more niformation myself, sorry.
Hi Cathy, here is my Cross https://haikuhound.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/cross-story/
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