Thirk – James Herriot Country

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James Herriot, local vet and author, is Thirsk’s famous son. He wrote ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ and other stories about his life as a country vet. You can find all about him at ‘The World of James Herriot’, the award winning museum converted from his house and surgery.   Thirsk has another famous son, Thomas Lord. The founder of Lord’s Cricket ground was born here in 1755 and his birthplace is now Thirsk Museum.