Sunday, September 12, 2010

Back Home

We've had a wondeful week away mooching around Somerset and Dorset and I've lots of photos to sort through and share with you but I thought I'd start, rather strangely, with the end of our holiday and our journey home.We spent the morning in Stratford-upon-Avon - I'll tell you more about this in a later post - then we moved on to Evesham.

As it is the 'Heritage Open Days' weekend we were lucky to be able to look around The Almonry Museum  and Heritage Centre in the town for free.  It was such a wonderful place - beautiful from the outside and fascinating within.

The Almonry is one of the last remaining buildings associated with Evesham Abbey and has many artifacts relating to the history of the abbey itself.  The inside is a quirky, warren of small rooms with displays relating to the history of the town and its people.

It has old fashioned cases of fossils and ancient tools alongside modern audio visual displays about The Battle of Evesham, memories of the town during the two world wars, Victorian room settings and costume and tools from the industries which made the town prosper.

Round the back is a lovely, tranquil garden in which to sit and enjoy looking at the building.

After walking around the town and discovering the Abbey gardens with its two churches and bell tower - also buildings remaing after the Dissolution of the Abbey -  we bought some damsons from the market - now as well as catching up with laundry after the holiday I have to make jam as well!

Here is a link to The Almonry Museum's Website - if you click on gallery you can see inside the building. I'll be looking in to catch up with what you have all been doing whilst I've been away later on!


  1. The Almonry is such a quirky looking building isn't it? I am glad you had a nice break visiting buildings and places as you like to do. I hope the cats were well behaved when you were away!

  2. Ahhh...I can tell already I'm going to enjoy your upcoming posts. Places I've heard of and read about, but never had the opportunity to see. And, may never be able to see them. This is so much fun for me! Thanks!

  3. Look forward to seeing your photos.

  4. Fabulous old buildings, Rosie. I've never been to Evesham, but I would like to see it some day. Simon de Montfort is quite a hero of mine, after reading Falls the Shadow by Sharon Penman many moons ago. Look forward to seeing all the other places you visited. Love Kathy xxx

  5. Hello Rosie! Glad you had a lovely time away! Great pictures and places, lucky you!

  6. Glad you had a great time Rosie, I can't wait to see your pics - you go to some lovely places and my "list of places to visit" grows ever longer - mainly because of you!! Damsons are a pain to get the stones out of! xxx

  7. Love your photos, the buildings, all that history. And I really love the idea you had to list all those books in your sidebar. I'm looking forward to seeing Dorset and the other areas you visited on your trip.--Inger

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  9. Simone - the cats were very well behaved whilst we were away - looked after by my kind next door neighbour who popped round 3 times a day every day - they are very lucky:)

    Deb - glad you are enjoying the posts hope I don't disappoint with the next ones:)

    busybeejay - thanks - I'm sorting them out now:)

    Kathy - ah, Simon de Montfort - I was born in Leicester so know a bit about him - I've never read 'Falls the Shadow' but I loved her book 'The Sunne in Splendour':)

    Michela - thanks, we had a great time:)

    Diane - the stones were a pain but we've got them all out and amde some lovely jam:)

    Inger - welcome - so glad you found me and that you are enjoying reading my posts - there will be photos taken in Dorset coming up:)