Monday, April 21, 2008

Come and explore....

with me. We'll walk

Along the path under the oak tree...

over the stile, past the friendly horses.....

down by the canal, where the smell of woodsmoke lingered in the air...

and up the back alley way, past the old mellow brick wall, into

the lovely village of Brewood, near Stafford.

Here we will find so many things to look at and admire, like pretty cottages.....

The cottages in the photo above were called The Old Smithy, and Smithy Cottages. Across the road were two more little cottages one called 'the old lock-up' and next door was 'policeman's cottage'.
There are two churches, the one below is the Parish Church, at the other end of the village is a Catholic church.

In the centre of the village is the very ornate Swan Hotel, apparently now housing flats. It was always known as Speedwell Castle from an unsubstantiated legend that it was built from winnings following a bet on a horse called Speedwell.

I hope you have enjoyed your walk around Brewood, pronounced locally as Brood, it is a delightful place, but it is time to move on to the village of Acton Trussell; I'll tell you more in another post.


  1. Thanks for the lovely walk.

  2. Your tour was very much appreciated! So much wonderful history and architecture...I hope to travel there one day.

    Also, I love your cat photographs...what wonderful friends they make!


  3. How lovely to be reminded of Speedwell castle, I lived near there when I first married.

  4. thanks, to you all for the lovely comments:)