This is my first foray into blog world, so I thought I would stick to what I know and take you on a tour of our home town as seen on our Sunday Morning constitutional. The first event of our walk was to bump into the girl's folks in Bridge Street. So a well earned breather and cappuccino at Costa’s seemed like the only option, as we had been walking for a good 7 or 8 minutes.
Fully refreshed we set off and headed over the River.
....and then a stroll along the southbank until we reached.......
......The Whale Bone, which is a jaw bone from a Bowhead whale caught in 1820 by the aptly named Andrew Marvel. The stones have been laid to represent the 20m length of the whale.
The next photo opportunity was presented by a group of locals enjoying a civilised game of petanque.
Then we arrive at the scene of my sporting youth, Evesham Rowing Club, where strangely I had a squash membership and for those of you wondering, no, I did not have a rowing membership at the Squash Club.
Having retraced our steps over the river we entered the park and took this picture of the bandstand, please note the people on the bridge….
….to show the difference that just over 12 months makes. The top of the blue bridge is just about visible.
Also in the park is the Bell Tower, which originally formed part of the Abbey built in AD709, and with the exception of some of the boundary walls, the two churches and the Almonary, is pretty much all that survived the Reformation in 1540.
An orginal entrance to the Abbey, which now leads to allotments.
St Lawrences, All Saints and the Bell Tower.
The Almonary, which houses the town's museum.
As we turn towards home, we pass Ye Olde Red Horse, know locally as the Dead Horse, which every year puts on an excellent floral display. For the VE day 50 year celebrations in 2005 the timbers were painted red, white and blue.
The round house was built in the 15th century and is presently houses the local Natwest branch.
What Sunday walk would be complete without a trip to Tesco's? Where we secured the latest Cath Kidston charity shopping bag. The staff thought they had hidden these from view on a closed checkout, how wrong they were.
The girl has just baked a fabulous lemon cake, a recipe supplied by Cowboys and Custard, so it must be time to draw to a close and resume my role as Chief Tasting Officer for Cafe No.9.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of Evesham.