A place I love to visit is the nearby village of Downham. Situated at the foot of Pendle Hill it has a picture postcard feel and holds many happy memories for me. 😀
Downham was where myself and my sister and two of our cousins went to school. Its tiny village primary was where I listened in awe to our teacher Mrs Hall reading us ‘The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe’ , enjoyed countless games of rounders & cricket on the school field and became tangled up in the brightly coloured ribbons of the maypole .I to this day have no coordination !
Downham today still has that unspoilt olde world charm. Although my old school is now a nursery and the village shop has sadly closed , visitors still flock here to admire the quaint cottages & picnic by the stream. There is a lovely pub, ‘The Assheton Arms’ and a friend of mine has recently opened the ice cream shop/cafe on the green.
Michelle and her hubby Dave took on the shops leese at the beginning of summer and added their own charming little touches to the decor. They sell hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, delicious home made cakes ( baked by Dave’s sister) and a multitude of flavours of ice cream. Wil and I tried the pistachio and orange & chocolate chip flavours, which we found to be truly divine. 🙂 Also proving popular with ice cream loving visitors is the ‘Downham Delight‘ , three scoops of whatever flavours of ice cream you desire , smothered with every conceivable tempting topping you can imagine. I will try it one day!
Our time in Downham was spent wandering round the village and of course eating our delicious ice creams. Then we went for a drive over Pendle which was covered in vibrant purple heather bloom. A perfect afternoon. 🙂
Thanks for dropping by. 🙂