Recently, we have taken advantage of the sunny weather and visited some of our old haunts.
The picture above is the “Edwardian Farm” at Acton Trussel, not far from a favourite destination of Church Stretton. For us, our drive there takes us past a super village Garage which sells an upmarket selection of sports cars. I find an excuse to stop and dream , pretending to be buying a newspaper. We get a lovely view of the River Severn around Shrewsbury. Then, of course the Wrekin and the Long Mynd hills. There is even a clay shooting ground to collect cartridges. A variety pack of interests to follow.
Here is St Peters, Church Stretton again. This time we picked up some ornate timber shelf brackets , cast iron finials and other odds and ends for a “gypsy caravan” that I intend to build for my grandkid(s). Lovely little detail items to hopefully create some interest for young eyes and imaginations. A mate is searching for a matching pair of rear cartwheels.
This is a poultry show at Stafford County Showground. There are shows here ranging from livestock, through classic cars and motorcycles to dogs, cats and Antiques. Also known as Bingley Hall, it’s a short trip for us but usually very enjoyable. Secure your vehicle, though. We know of a top notch Landrover , stolen from the car park with our relative’s two little dogs in the back. We got the dogs back in a clandestine mission, following a phone call, but the 4 x 4 was never seen again!
The sadly missed Landrover. With the weather report showing good prospects, I think it’s a quick clean and prep for more travels.