Monday, 1 February 2016

A Day Out in the Cotswolds

Had a day out in the Cotswolds yesterday, mainly to see Kelmscott Manor, the country home of William Morris (closed) and the church of St George, which John Betjeman called one of the least mucked about churches in England, or words to that effect.

Went through Bibury:

Barnsley - no, not that Barnsley:

Visited Burford Garden Centre which, like Gloucester Services on the M5, is more of an experience than a mere shopping trip. Saw this oak framed Cruck Marquee, the price of which is a rip-off. I'm sure I could put something like this together for well under £1,000. Anyone who buys this has more money than brain cells.

This is Kelmscott Manor - William Morris' country residence.

And here is the church of St George in Kelmscott. 11th Century Norman with a few Early English modifications.

The congregation is so small that there is a service only once a month.

Finished off with a small libation at the Plough in Kelmscott - quaint, but a touch on the expensive side for nosh. Maybe worth a punt when I have a job:

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