Overlooking the market place
with its wide range of shops, inns and small businesses is the parish
church of St. Peter and St. Paul, whose walls bear a unique gallery
of 15th Century paintings. Discovered in 1851 they were promptly concealed
beneath whitewash, because the vicar thought it would encourage idolatry.
Happily they were rediscovered in 1878. They depict scenes from the
Bible, from history and legend range from St. George slaying the dragon
to the martyrdom of St. Thomas à Becket.
Almost Opposite is the Beckside
Crafts Centre, an example of the new enterprises which are flourishing
in the town. A few minutes walk away is the Kirk Theatre, formerly
a Methodist chapel but now a venue for concerts and other events,
and along the road passed the railway station is the Moorland Trout
Farm and lake. Open seven days a week from March to November, visitors
can hire everything they need to catch beautiful Trout.
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