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I have returned from a weekend break in Stratford-on-Avon where the weather was unseasonably kind to us. I am now juggling organising my photos around Christmas preparations.

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 1st 2022

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 26th 2022

Fed by the Mill Avon leat, there have been mills on this site for over a thousand years. In monastic times it was the principal mill for Tewkesbury Abbey, hence its name. The downstream part of the building, which housed the milling machinery and waterwheels, was rebuilt in 1793. The upstream, enlarged in the mid [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 21st 2022

Victoria Pleasure Gardens were created by public subscription to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. These gardens were popular with the elegant Edwardians and in 1910 Walkers of Tewkesbury installed a band-stand which was in regular use until the 1950s. In 2007 a combination of severe flooding and reduced funding devastated the [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 20th 2022

It is reputed to have been in use since 1660. There are references in 1670 and 1677 to an adjacent Quaker meeting-place, occupying ‘three messuages in St Mary’s Street’. Two of these cottages (timber-framed) still exist, and as “16 and 18 St Mary’s Lane” are Grade II Listed Buildings – see the British Listed Buildings website [...]

Comments Off CherryPie on Jul 19th 2022

We packed and were ready to load the car before we went to breakfast. Our table was in glorious sunshine, leading us to linger a while before loading the car and checking out. As we handed in the room keys we were asked if  we would like complimentary coffees ‘to go’. Mr C declined and [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 15th 2022

The breakfast spread was excellent, including interesting continental options as well as the usual cooked options.  Straight after breakfast we drove to Tewkesbury and parked the car in the dedicated festival car park.

Rather than heading into town as we had originally planned, Mr C elected to explore the festival ground arriving before most things were [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jul 14th 2022

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