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Driving up to Yorkshire is only a matter of 4 hours (without stops) so we visited a couple of National Trust properties on the way.
The first was the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton. He was born here on Christmas Day in 1642. The premature and sickly baby was not expected to survive, but he grew into a thoughtful and solitary child unsuited to a farming life. He neglected his duties and even allowed animals on the family farm to wander off. Seeing Isaac’s intellectual promise, his uncle persuaded Isaac’s mother to allow him to go to King’s school in Grantham and he later went on to Cambridge University.
In 1665 Newton returned to Woolsthorpe in order to escape the plague in Cambridge. His discoveries at this time included revolutionary ideas in Mathematics, Optics, Gravity and formulating the Laws of Motion.
His theories and scientific methods underpin the world of science today.
You will see here the apple tree that Newton was said to be sitting under when the apple fell on his head which caused him to wonder what caused it to fall, which he thought was caused by a gravitational pull.
The tree we see here grew out of the stump of the original tree which fell in a storm.