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Thomas Pennant
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Thomas Pennant was born on the 14th June 1726, the son of David and Arabella Pennant. He lived all his life at Downing Hall, Whitford. Thomas Pennant was a prolific writer.......

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Five walks that have been surveyed and written by members of the group to commemorate the bicentenary of the publication of "The History of the Parishes of Whiteford and Holywell."

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02.08.16 Letter - Walk in Downing Woods - click here

10.06.16 Report on the 2016 Annual Pennant Tour to the North Yorkshire Coast

We set off a little later this year than usual, on 10th.June, for a tour of the north Yorkshire coastal area, based in Scarborough.
After quite a long haul, our first port of call was Hull Suspension Bridge, where we crossed from the northern shore off the motorway, and then returned to the Country Park Hotel for lunch, with views over the river and bridge.

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