East Witton, Yorkshire, picture by Gordon Hatton
Can you imagine living in a village that had been in existence since 1307? In the 19th century, the Earl of Ailesbury rebuilt the houses and gardens of East Witton according to an old estate map from 1627. It's a beautiful village, it seems quiet and a lovely place to visit and live; but have you ever looked at pictures of a place and thought, "This would be a great setting for a murder mystery"? That's how I felt when I viewed pictures of East Witton.
This photo of East Witton is courtesy of TripAdvisor
The Blue Lion
The first sight was The Blue Lion Pub, I mean here you are a stranger walking into the pub. It's crowded with the locals, who turn to look at you when you enter. Some glanced at each other, then they turned back to their drink, where you were then faced with only their backs. It makes you wonder what they were talking about.
Stepping stones over the River Cover river
Or how about a body was found face down in the river by the stepping stones?
The River Cover meets the Ure
You're walking along for your early morning walk; you're walking briskly because its cool with mist rising all around. You're alone and aware how quiet and peaceful it is, taking in a breath of air and watching it become part of the mist when you let it out. All you hear are your shoes crunching, then when you arrive where the River Cover meets the Ure, you notice what looks like clothes crumpled on the shore across the water.
Enough of the murder scenes, below are more lovely pictures of East Witton.
Track by the Moor
Photos borrowed from Commons Wikimedia East Witton