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A Grand Day Out

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by chippy, Aug 29, 2021.

  1. chippy Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    This week I had a day out with my grandson . Nothing spectacular , I just wanted to show him some of the history that is in our area that is no more than an hours drive away . These are places I use to travel through regularly when working and never stopped off to see them . First is a place called Faulkland a beautiful old village that still has the original stocks on the village green , the phone box has been turned into a library and there's a sign to slow down to allow ducks to cross the road . next we went to Norton St Phillip to see the oldest Inn in England serving beer for over 700 years , it carries a lot of history . Next we went to Farley Hungerford for a picnic lunch and a ruined castle . The castle was not as much for defence as it was for prestige . The family become very powerful and wealthy although scandal ran through much of their time while they owned castle .
    And finally we stopped off just 3 miles from home to show my grandson a church that is older than the Leaning tower of Pisa and it's tower leans over at a greater angle than Pisa .
    We are surround by beautiful country with history everywhere . I just wanted to share with you .
    chippy

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  2. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Now that is a good day out. History and beer, literally two of my favorite things.

    Steve
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Looks like a good day out ....hope your not still in those stocks !

    Nap
  4. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    A quality day by the look of the photos. Wiltshire is a beautiful and historic county which tends to get overlooked as people dash through it on the way to the coast. Pity most folks' idea of an enjoyable day is traipsing round the shopping malls and parking their arses in so-called "coffee shops" to drink weird muck that costs more than a pint of decent beer.. Thanks Chippy, cheered me up no end!

    Phil
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  5. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Quality chippy, glad you're keepin well
    Steve
  6. chippy Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nap No my lovely wife released me after Ipromised to buy her a new handbag and new pair of shoes, although I kept my fingers crossed ;)

    Glad you liked it Phil as much as I agree with you Wiltshire is a beautiful and historic county, this is all Somerset , Gods own county where the women are all butifull and the men andsum and the finest countryside anywhere

    Quality chippy, glad you're keepin well Thanks Steve
    chippy
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  7. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I failed Geography at O-level:rolleyes:
  8. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    That's because they expected you might visit some day :D

    Looks like you had a great time mate, as for that church thank God they invented the spirit level o_O

    Cheers mate
    Steve
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  9. chippy Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    You were not to far out , the border between Somerset and Wiltshire is only 2 miles down the road castle . I expect it was the signpost to Trowbridge that confused you (y)
    That's because they built it on marsh land . That area floods regularly .

    Steve I have sent you a PM ,
    chippy
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  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    We are lucky living in Somerset, some historic places that are well worth a visit. I live in South Somerset and the nearby places have the last battlefield on English soil. Still at lot to explore.
  11. chippy Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Somerset is great if only they could bulldoze Weston-super-Mare then we would have a truly beautiful county Where are you Bob , some where near Taunton or Bridgewater I guess
    chippy
  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom

    Nearer to Wellington, Bradford on Tone. Agree about Weston. Off to Bugle call in November at Nailsea school.

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