Royal Tank Regiment Memorial Statue

One of the things that Mr C particularly wanted to see was the Tiger Tank Exhibition in Bovington Tank museum. After breakfast we drove to Bovington along leafy lanes in beautiful sunshine. After looking at some of the exhibits it was time for a morning cup of tea.

Unfortunately the small cafe that was nearest to us was for some reason had stopped serving food or drink. We made our way to the new restaurant area where, unexpectedly, Mr C bumped into someone he knew and much to the other person’s surprise. They got chatting and, before we knew it, it was almost time for lunch. We decided to have lunch before before continuing with our museum visit. The museum had changed a lot since our previous visits and was much improved.

St Nicholas Church

After our museum visit we drove to Morton Village to visit St. Nicholas Church and its beautiful glass windows engraved by the late Sir Laurence Whistler. The theme of the windows is light and they are replacements for windows that were destroyed by a German bomb in WWII.

The grave of T H Lawrence

The church is also of interest because the funeral of T E Lawrence took place there. Before returning to the hotel we visited his grave which is located in the graveyard near to the church.

Back in the hotel we chilled out before visiting the hotel bar for an aperitif. We dined in a Thai restaurant where the food was delicious and the service excellent. Comfortably replete, we stepped out further into town, to the George, Sherborne’s oldest pub for a nightcap. It had a lovely atmosphere with gentle music playing in the background.

Eastbury Hotel

18 Comments CherryPie on Jul 5th 2019

18 Responses to “Sherborne – Day Four”

  1. Ginnie says:

    I always view your trips as “comfortably replete,” Cherry. :)

  2. Astrid says:

    I scrolled through your vacation pictures and I have to say that you again saw some beautiful things. Chris took us to Sherborne the other day and I loved that little town. We walked around and ate at a small pub. I know that you loved this place too.

    • CherryPie says:

      I am so happy that you have been there too. The town will have revealed its charm to you whereas my posts can only open the doorway to the town’s charm.

  3. lisl says:

    I like Moreton, too, and the walking on the heath there is superb

  4. Sean Jeaing says:

    Once, in the past millenium, I was camping in Moreton. taking the train to Doncaster, visiting Weymouth to get sunburnt whilst sailing. St. Nicholas is a beautiful church.

    • CherryPie says:

      It is lovely to hear from you Sean :-)

      St Nicholas church is indeed beautiful. I think that is due to its setting and the talent of Sir Laurence Whistler. The presentation is startling and humbling. The windows tell a story.

  5. Hels says:

    The T E Lawrence grave stone is modest but the words are epic!

  6. I haven’t been to the Bovington Museum since I was a child!!! The church with the Whistler windows is one I would love to go to and is on my list of churches to visit. So wish we had visited when on one of the Dorset holidays as the windows are so very beautiful :)

    • CherryPie says:

      You really should visit the Church, you would love it. The windows are amazing. You have to change your angle to see them fully, especially the Judas window which can only be seen from outside the church.

  7. The Yum List says:

    Thanks for sharing your journey.

  8. shabana says:

    this is beautiful church

    windows are stunning ,great that your hubby was able to visit his favorite place dear Cheri

  9. The guy on the left in your first photo: what is he holding?
    I couldn’t really figure it out.
    And it looks like a cricket bat??!