Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thatched Roof Thursday #90 - Peatling Parva

Long Folly Cottage
Main Street


This is the second of three thatched cottages
I photographed in the village of Peatling Parva. 
Almost missed it...it is set back from the road.


This village is just a few miles from the old 
RAF airbase at Bruntingthorpe which was used by
the American Air Force during and after WWII. 
 The airbase then became a vehicle testing
ground for Chrysler in the mid 1970/80's.


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

'Goo Stiddy, But Keep Going'

Gumley Village, Leicestershire


 See the message on this bench in 
'Leicestershire' speak, I think.
Appropriate for the hundreds of
narrowboats that venture
up and down Foxton Locks.


Foxton Locks, Leicestershire
The bench and view above is just beyond
the brick buildings pictured below.


(Below) is the approach to the top lock of 10.


Up and down the hill these narrowboats travel.
Happily there are pubs, restaurant,
coffee shop and ice cream kiosks nearby too.


If you would like to read more or visit
Foxton Locks, follow the link for more information HERE.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Thatched Roof Thursday #89 - Peatling Parva

Rookery Nook
Main Street


Grade II Listed and thought to date back to the late 16th Century.

I found more than one thatched cottage in this
lovely Leicestershire village
located about 40 minutes from Coventry.


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Diana, Princess of Wales & Althorp House

The Round Oval

Diana, Princess of Wales,
was buried on the 6th September, 1997
 on the island in the center of the lake (below).


Below is a closer look at the memorial
that stands along side the lake.





Diana's island resting place (below).



Below is Althorp House, built in 1508.
Home to the Spencer family for five centuries.


 We had a wonderful afternoon visiting Althorp House.  
Like many, we wanted to see the memorial dedicated to
Diana, Princess of Wales.  Before walking to the lake
we enjoyed a tour of the house and gardens.


Althorp House is about l hour from Coventry in Northamptonshire.
If you are interested, please follow the link HERE
for more information about visiting and the history.