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Visitors to Billingham Beck Valley test out the delights of nettle soup

Visitors to Billingham Beck Valley test out the delights of nettle soup


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Visitors to Billingham Beck Valley test out the delights of nettle soup

Visitors to Billingham Beck Valley test out the delights of nettle soup. Walk leader Alex Weir (second left) and assistant warden Howard Ward (third left) are pictured dishing our the soup to some of the walkers. 4th June 1990

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Teesside Archive
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Billingham
County Durham
England

Media ID 21705327

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Billingham Community County Durham Environment Nature Stockton On Tees Tasting Nettles


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In this charming print from 1990, visitors to Billingham Beck Valley are seen indulging in the unique delights of nettle soup. The picture captures a moment of community and connection with nature as walk leader Alex Weir and assistant warden Howard Ward dish out steaming bowls of the homemade delicacy to some of the walkers. The image transports us back to a time when people embraced the simple pleasures that their environment had to offer. Set against the picturesque backdrop of County Durham, children and adults alike gather around, eager to taste this unconventional treat made from foraged nettles. This snapshot encapsulates a sense of adventure and curiosity as individuals step outside their comfort zones to try something new. It highlights how food can bring people together, fostering a sense of camaraderie among strangers turned friends during this shared experience. As we reflect on this scene captured in the 1990s, it serves as a reminder that our connection with nature is not only essential for our well-being but also an opportunity for discovery. Nettle soup becomes more than just sustenance; it symbolizes our ability to find nourishment in unexpected places. This print by Memory Lane Prints invites us to appreciate the beauty found within our local communities and encourages us all to embrace nature's offerings – even if they come in surprising forms like nettle soup.

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