Snowshill Manor

One wet afternoon in the Cotswolds I decided to visit Snowshill Manor and learn about the eccentric collector Charles Paget Wade. Over his lifetime this amazing man amassed a staggering 22000 items. The exhibits are displayed in the rooms of the manor in what can only be described as a bit of a jumble !! …

Mary Webb and Shropshire

The Bridge at Clun Last year I spent a weekend exploring what I later learnt was called Mary Webb country, I stopped at Bishops castle for a coffee and found a book in the Yarborough coffee shop/ bookshop it was a biography. I read this and then later read her books which are amazing I …

The Great War

  I was visiting the pretty village of Downham in Lancashire one warm sunny summer afternoon and went into the old church. After looking around inside I came out into the sunshine and there was a man studying a gravestone I greeted him and he started talking to me about the inscription on the headstone. …