Monthly Archives: June 2014

Paisley Abbey, Scotland

Having been to Arran we had a night at the Premier Inn in Gourock, then decided to go to Paisley. A municipal museum which has some good stuff and needs more visitors – http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/webcontent/home/services/leisure+and+culture/arts+and+museums/els-jcp-paisleymuseum “You ought to go and see … Continue reading

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Arran, Scotland

Julie and I had a few days on Arran. We failed to get into any churches, but did have a trip on the paddle steam Waverley around Holy Island. (The photo above is from Waverley’s website. The island has its own website http://www.holyisland.org). It (including … Continue reading

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Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, Yorkshire

No, I am not going to start blogging about cemeteries and cemetery chapels, but I made a pilgrimage today (24 June). John Wilson Carmichael, maritime artist and railway historian, is buried here. He was born on 9 June 1799 in … Continue reading

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Wakefield Cathedral, Yorkshire

Wakefield and Bradford are the two Cathedrals I have never visited. I have a North East Rover ticket this week, so got up early on Sunday 22 June 2014 and was on the 0755 from Newcastle. It was a slow … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit, Denton

I am on sabbatical – and just to prove it here are some photos of my garden. The first two were taken at 10 pm on Wednesday 18 June 2014 – the eve of the Feast of Corpus Christi. Not a bad … Continue reading

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Salisbury Cathedral

I have mixed memories about Salisbury Cathedral – www.salisburycathedral.org.uk. I last visited ten years ago when Hannah was doing an Eton Choral Course and came and sang Evensong here. It was while Gareth was waiting for his transplant, so a … Continue reading

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Salisbury, Wiltshire – St Thomas and St Edmunds

Friday 6 June 2014 started badly. I had downloaded all the photos off my camera last night, and this morning it would not turn on, or off, or anything. I do not like being camera-less. We had a day planned in … Continue reading

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Stourhead, Wiltshire – St Peter

One of the most beautiful National Trust properties is Stourhead. We met our friends Geoff and Anne here on Tuesday 3 June and walked round the Lake. It is not very easy to push Julie’s wheelchair round, on occasions we needed … Continue reading

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Bath Abbey, Somerset

Another wet Monday (2 June 2014). By now we have moved north, with a lovely cottage in Warminster – http://www.sykescottages.co.uk/cottage/DorsetSomerset/The-Oaks-13552.html. We had a couple of days in Bath – I highly recommend No. 1 Royal Crescent http://no1royalcrescent.org.uk and the William and Caroline Herschel … Continue reading

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Truro Cathedral, Cornwall

Truro was not particularly lively first thing on a Bank Holiday Monday (26 May), but we found a little cafe in Duke Street. We went into Waterstone’s and I found a book about Agatha Christie’s houses which I sat and … Continue reading

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