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8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 22nd 2021

For our last breakfast, I opted for the Danish Pastry selection, naughty but nice. We cleared the room and checked out then Mr C retrieved the car and loaded it with our bags before we set off to the nearby Chedworth Roman Villa. I have a childhood memory of visiting the villa on a school [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 4th 2021

After breakfast we set off on a walking tour around Cirencester that was based on the recommendations in the information pack the hotel had provided us with. Our first port of call was the Church of St John the Baptist which is situated in the market square. We walked around the burial ground before entering [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 3rd 2021

After breakfast we checked out of our hotel and drove to Stourhead House & Gardens in glorious sunshine. We signed in at the National Trust reception area before heading through to the house and gardens. It was around 20 years since our previous visit and it was our first visit to the house, which contains [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jun 28th 2021

We set off on our journey in glorious sunshine; planning to have lunch on the way. The SatNav was advising  an hour’s delay on the motorway so we decided to take a detour which led us to a lovely café that we have previously visited, The Café Craycombe at Fladbury in the Vale of Evesham.

We [...]

7 Comments CherryPie on Jun 19th 2021

…the birthplace of vaccination

On my first visit to Berkeley Castle in 2019 I visited the adjacent museum that was formerly Dr Jenner’s house. The museum displays explain  how he became the pioneer of vaccinations.  He experimented with the mild disease of cowpox leading him to find way to counteract the devastating disease of Smallpox.

The smallpox [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 3rd 2021

The Church of St Mary is a Church of England parish church in Berkley, Somerset. It is a Grade II* listed building built in 1751.[1]
The church, dedicated to St Mary, was built in 1751 by Squire Thomas Prowse of the adjacent Berkley House.[1]
The whitewashed stone church has a west tower and a hip roof with stone slates, while the nave has a central [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 2nd 2021

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