Thursday, 31 January 2013

Waddesdon Manor

This is the spectacular aviary
Complicated planting
This is how the planting's done!
(Click to enlarge photo)
Waddesdon Manor itself
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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Lowsonford 5 - Stratford On Avon - R.S.C.

We crossed the River Avon by chain ferry, had a walk through the park and then back over to the theatre
R.S.C. Theatre
We saw a very modern production of A Comedy Of Errors
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Friday, 25 January 2013

Lowsonford 4 - Stratford on Avon

Just round the corner is Nash's House where excavations were taking place
Behind Nash's House is Hall Place with these beautiful gardens
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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Lowsonford 3 - Stratford on Avon

More views of the garden at Shakespeare's House
Actors performing in the garden
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Monday, 21 January 2013

Lowsonford 2 - Stratford on Avon

While we were at the cottage we went to Stratford on Avon to Shakespeare's house
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Friday, 18 January 2013


Last summer we spent a week in this lock keeper's cottage on the Stratford canal at Lowsonford
Inside the cottage we found this jigsaw. I later bought one on Ebay
The front room overlooking the lock
Another cottage along the canal. The bridge over the lock is in two halves with a gap between the two for the horse's tow rope to pass through without having to un-hitch
Bit bigger than the one we are staying in!
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Stockwood Park Discovery Centre - 2

Beautiful gardens - very well tended...
Bit noisy though, with planes landing at Luton airport.
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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Stockwood Park Discovery Centre

This is the Stockwood Park Discovery Centre in Luton.
It's home to the Mossman Collection of horse drawn vehicles.
Many of them had these amusing signs on...
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Friday, 11 January 2013

Redbourn Village Museum - Medieval Revels 2

Our wood-turner
"Hautbois" on the left, with other "characters"
Hog Roast at The Cricketers next door
One very shiny Routemaster bus which gave rides around the village
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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Redbourn Village Museum - Medieval Revels

Way back in July(!) the museum held its Medieval Revels day.
Our main performers were "Hautbois" from Yorkshire.
Proceedings began with a procession from the High Street, across the common, to the museum.
They were a great attraction.
Willow weaving class.
Performing from their covered wagon.
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