A house through time series 3 Guinea Street Bristol

A house through time is a BBC 2 series which  tells the story of an English city through the history of one of its houses.  Two previous series, which I very much enjoyed have focused on the northern cities of Newcastle and Liverpool.  As I belong to a history walking group and have written on my blog about our walks through Bristol I was excited to discover that  the new series which starts this week is set in my home city.  I think we all enjoy looking through the keyhole of an old house and imagining what might have happened inside. If you live in an old house as we do, it is fun to try and find out as much as you can about the lives of the people who lived there before you.

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Bradford on Avon a winter history walk

The bridge over the river Avon Bradford on Avon
Bradford on Avon is a small Wiltshire town a few miles upriver from Bath. It is famous for its stone Saxon church as well as its huge medieval tithe barn. Visitors can enjoy walks along the river Avon or the Kennet and Avon canal.

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17th Century Bristol a walk with Samuel Pepys

The LLandogger trow
The LLandoger trow

Did you know Samuel Pepys, the famous London diarist visited Bristol in the 17th century? No neither did I. However when Pepys visited in 1668 as part of his work as a naval clerk  he was very impressed with the city calling it a second London.

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Clevedon A Broadchurch walk

Image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay

Happy new year.

I am  excited to find out what a new decade will bring. Since 2010 we have gained two new daughter in laws, two grandchildren and a new cat. Having been an only child I  love being part of a larger family.

I have also started the next stage of my life. I retired from work at the age of 65 almost three years ago and now have time for new interests including blogging. One of the unexpected bonuses from this has been making cyber friends around the world. It is fun getting your newsletters and sharing the events large and small of your daily lives. Continue reading “Clevedon A Broadchurch walk”

Castle Coombe Wiltshire a winter walk

Cottages by the By brook river
Picture perfect cottages

Castle Coombe in Wiltshire is the sort of English village that appears on jigsaws, calendars and Christmas cards. After being chosen as England’s prettiest village it was used as the setting for Dr Doolitle starring Rex Harrison.  More recently it was used as a location by Spielberg in his film Warhorse and in the film Wolfman

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