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The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid, commonly known as Ripon Cathedral, and until 1836 known as Ripon Minster, is a cathedral in the North Yorkshire city of Ripon. Founded as a monastery by Scottish monks in the 660s, it was refounded as a Benedictine monastery by St Wilfrid in 672. The church became collegiate in the tenth century, and acted as [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 19th 2020

I sat in bed with a cup of tea and opened my birthday presents and cards. I have to confess I was struggling for enthusiasm to go on the walk we had planned which is most unlike me. This was only because we had had to cancel our planned trip to Sherbourne at the last [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 13th 2020

We had left plans for my ’significant birthday’ celebration until the last minute. It was looking good to go for a Staycation so we booked into a hotel in Sherbourne, Dorset. Just after the booking was made lockdown tiers were announced.  A few days before the planned mini adventure Chez Nous was moved into tier [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2020

There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.
A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo.

Even a bicycle goes too fast.
Paul Scott Mowrer

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 11th 2020

Now things are beginning to reopen we took the opportunity to visit Hampton Court Castle Gardens in Hope Under Dinmore.  On arrival our first port of call was the Orangery Cafe where we sat outside in the sunshine enjoying a sandwich whilst taking in the view.
After lunch we enjoyed a walk around the gardens which [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jul 27th 2020

Due to Covid-19 the Grand Prix was cancelled leaving Mr C at a loose end. I convinced him that we should go and see the Knife Angel on Sunday afternoon just in case movements around the Telford area are restricted (due to the dreaded virus) in the coming week or two. Neither of us wanted [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 18th 2020

… of the cooling towers

On Friday I climbed the Wrekin Hill, as did many other local people. The Wrekin was a good vantage point to watch the controlled demolition of the iconic cooling towers that have been prominent in the Ironbridge Gorge since the 1960s.
I am sad to see them go, they were part of [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 8th 2019

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