We live in a beautiful part of the country on the borders of Shropshire and Staffordshire. We are so close to so many things to do and places to see.
To the west is Ironbridge, the River Severn, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury – all lovely historic towns within 30- 45 minutes of us
To the south is Weston Park, home of Lord Bradford, the V festival and nearby to them is the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford.
To the north is the lovely Hodnet Hall Gardens
and Whitchurch with its clock making history. To the east is the county town Stafford with its Ancient High House, Stafford Castle and Shugborough Estate.
Sausage sandwiches on the menu
I have decided to add to my breakfast menu: sausage sandwiches
I shall be offering them with white or wholemeal bread and trimmings. There is a wide choice of veggie or vegan sausages. .This is something that I have eaten at Wetherspoons – called a ‘Breakfast Roll’ – and have thought it would be nice alternative to the ‘Full English’.. So this is now on the menu.
Apart from our town church, St Nicholas, there are two redundant churches nearby that can be visited. One at called the Talbot Chapel. This is about a mile away walking down a country road. The church is now a house, but the side chapel is open everyday and has a wonderful memorial to one of the Earls of Shrewsbury
The entrance is via the drive to the church (now a house), but walk on round to the back where the chapel is. it is open all day every day.
Another redundant church is St Peter’s Woodcote. This is a couple of miles away, and again can be walked via small roads and footpaths. The church has a Norman entrance and the most interesting thing is the grave slabs of the Cotes family; one of whom – Humphrey – died at the Battle of Bosworth. Woodcote Hall Residential Home looks after the church now, and you have to get a key to get in to the church from reception. Probably best to phone first.
The Churches Conservation Trust looks after many of these redundant church. Their website is so interesting with places to visit and things to do.
Have a lovely summer….