northernvicarwalks – May 2022

May 2022, and I am actually blogging it on the last day of the month! It has been a month with the Peace Doves in Derby Cathedral – an installation by the artist Peter Walker, 8,000 doves (all made locally by schools, organisations, etc). Quite gorgeous – and the Cathedral servers are now carrying lamps in procession instead of lighted candles (can’t think why!). I have the pleasure of precenting Evensong about once a week – always a pleasure.

I even managed some walking this month – bluebells in Allestree Park and at Renishaw.

My first train ride – the Old Road to Sheffield – also included a decent walk from Edale.

We also walked at Kedleston, and had a day at the Midland Railway Centre.

A bit more of the Nottingham trams.

We had a couple of stays at the wonderful Gladstone’s Library – https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/ – “sleep with books” it says, I always do! It is highly recommended, and is open to anyone. I was allowed to escape and go to Holyhead, Llandudno and the Great Orme tram.

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