THE COLLAPSE of bridges in the floods in Cumbria makes you realise that the medieval
builders of Wakefield’s Chantry Chapel Bridge must have been doing something right
for the structure to have survived for six centuries. Even after the dissolution
of the Chantry in Henry VIII’s time, the building was left intact; its foundations
add a lot of strength to the bridge.
This drawing, from a panorama stitched together from photographs taken in June, is
one of the landscape vignettes I’ve been producing for my Walks in Robin Hood’s Yorkshire.
Because I’m working so much on the book I don’t have much time for my regular sketchbooks
but here are a few quick drawings I made today.
Council houses at South Ossett.
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall drawn from tonight’s ‘Winter at River Cottage’.