Never saw a Train

Mrs Ann Beattie Davidson ‘who never saw a train‘ lived at Crathat [Crathwaite] with her husband Willie Davidson and their family. She died on the 19 December 1903.

Crathwaite, a hillside but n’ ben, was semi-ruinous by 1861. So the Davidson family moved a few hundred yards downhill to this cottage:

The cottage was next to the site of an old Roman fort:

There are no traces now of either the Fort or Crawthat cottage. Mrs Davidson never saw a train.

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