Walking from Chew Magna to Pensford via Stanton Drew

This week we followed the river Chew from the Chew Valley reservoir to Pensford stopping to visit the stone circle at Stanton Drew.

In a recent poll the Chew Valley reservoir came near the top of places for Bristolians to visit. However the river Chew which runs through the Chew valley and feeds the reservoir is not very well known.  The Chew Valley has been in the news this weekend as a group of metal detectorists have discovered a hoard of silver coins dating back to the battle of Hastings and valued at about five million pounds.

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The disused railway viaduct at Pensford

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Oxford for the day

On Saturday our walking group ventured further afield to Oxford. Oxford University is famous as one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe and scholars have been coming here to study since the 12th century. The town however is Saxon in origin and by 1066 it is estimated that it had a population of about 5,000 and was the sixth largest town in England.

 

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Marlborough aWiltshire town through history

I belong to a history walking group and on Saturday we were told to meet at St. Peter’s Church in Marlborough. Marlborough is a small market town in Wiltshire about half way between Bristol and London. Most English People recognise the name because Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa attended Marlborough College a very exclusive public school.  But I had no idea of the surprise  we would find in the school grounds.
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Winnie’s picks paint by numbers for adults Review and Giveway

3 winners. $50 gift cards giveaway ends August 17 2019

This month I have something different on my blog.  Our group of grandmother bloggers is taking part in a product review and give away. A lot of people enjoy adult colouring books and find it an ideal way to destress. But  did you know that you can now get paint by number kits for adults? If you want to take up painting but don’t know where to start or just want a relaxing hobby Winnie’s Picks a Belgian firm based in Brussels has the answer. Continue reading “Winnie’s picks paint by numbers for adults Review and Giveway”