Jenny’s Visit

 

At last a state visit from one of our Cardiff ladies! Jenny comes by train . . first to Rugby and a trip to the Merchant’s Inn for a pie & a pint

Back to the boat – the flags are out!

Wednesday and a trip to St Peters, Marefair, Northampton see http://www.fostp.org.uk/the-building/  

A magnificent church and so much history. It is not open to the public but you can ring them and ask to view, collecting the key from a nearby hotel. We then went on into town and visited All Saints, a much different church but quite splendid too.

Further refreshments were sought out at another historical location, the newly restored Phipps Brewery, where had lunch and sampled Phipps beer and one of their gins!

Through the window, the brewery in action . .

Then home for a nap, I think!

Later that day . . . a walk to meet Jenny, who was walking in a dead straight line from Crick to meet us . . . with a spot of rain and a rainbow

Yes, the pot of gold at the base of the wind turbine . .  well it is making money!

And what’s that in the field . .  ? 

Yes, this is a hare!

After a brief “Where are you?” phone call, we met up with Jenny and strolled up Cracks Hill . . .

Good view from the top

Next day . . . off to Ashby St Ledger and the marvellous manor house and church (BVM and St Leodegarius!)

Famous for being the place where the conspirators of the Gunpowder plot met up! You get some dodgy folk around here!

So good to have the services of a pointy person to highlight the interesting bits

Impishly grinning from within

 

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