Have I at long last found that illustrious ancestor connected to royalty? Sadly, no. This is about a trip last week to the Severn Valley Railway (SVR). The King & Castle is the public house forming part of Kidderminster station, the eastern terminus of the heritage railway that runs through the Severn valley from Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Speed has to Continue reading “The King & Castle”
Here I am at The Tontine, in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire. The view from the doorstep shows the short route into town via the broad lock gate next to Clock Basin. Stourport in a pleasant little Georgian town, though the traffic is a nuisance. Apparently, it is the only town created as a result of canal building, being an important inland port Continue reading “Stourport on Severn: a postcard”
I have always liked pub signs. Here are a few from Stourport on Severn. Continue reading “Stourport: a pub sign crawl”
The other day I went to Kidderminster on a shopping trip. This was successful and I found Kidderminster to be a quiet, pleasant, pedestrian-friendly town, with a good range of shops. At lunch time I entered The Swan. Continue reading “Swanning around”
Just a quick record of a trip to Sawley and Nottingham. Last week I went to Sawley Marina on the Trent and Mersey Canal to view a narrowboat. Sadly, it was in need of much tlc, including work that was some way beyond my capabilities, even if I was boastful.
A few more pictures: Continue reading “To boat, or not to boat”
The other day I had some business at Hinckley, Leicestershire, but bought a return train ticket to the county city. I had no map or scheme, just turn up and wander about. Here are a few pics, but first Hinckley.
Leicester Continue reading “Leicester City”
Just a few things I saw on the way to Chasewater and back this morning.
Eagle-eyed locals may just pick out the top of the old valve gear building on Chasewater dam.