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Working village

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Sioux under General

  I was working in the village of Brechely for two weeks, and although the weather was miserable for most of the time I was there, I did manage to get out and about on the good days. The name is historically derived from the name Branca’s Leigh, and the parish is located in Kent […]

Another old time beauty

Posted on March 28, 2016 by Sioux under General

  The original Dumbleton Hall can be traced from around 1534, as the home of the Cocks family for over 200 years. After the death of Sir Richard Cocks in the late 18th century, the Hall fell into disrepair and was eventually demolished. From 1550 to 1830 the grounds were used as a deer park. […]

St Marys at Sudeley Castle

Posted on March 27, 2016 by Sioux under General

  Beside the castle at Sudeley stands the small perpendicular church of St Mary’s. Around 1070 the Norman lord Harold de Sudeley built and endowed a church to be built. Harold’s son John granted Winchcombe Abbey the right to collect tithes on all Sudeley lands, and the abbey sent monks to hold services at St […]

The gardens of Sudeley Castle

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  There is more to Sudeley Castle than the superb interiors and the ruined walls. The castle is surrounded by magnificently landscaped gardens; wildflower and nature walks, and some rather intriguing small garden areas including a scented garden and medicinal herb garden, featuring plants that were used in the medieval and Tudor periods. There is […]

Something not so ordinary….

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  The first mention of the Sudeley Estate is as early as the 10th century. At that time it was part of a larger estate where Ethelred’s royal deer park was kept in the oak woods. Remains of the deer park boundaries can be seen today, though nothing of Ethelred’s manor has survived. The stone […]

Catching up on old times

Posted on March 26, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  Time for a break again and time spent with friends from yesteryear.   Many moons ago, I worked with a lovely lady, who was also my immediate senior at the company. We have remained friends over the years and kept in touch when she moved to the UK. We met up once before when […]

Cotswold charm

Posted on March 19, 2016 by Sioux under General

  Although the name sounds drastic, The Slaughters got their name from the old English word ‘Slothre’ which simply means muddy place, although the villages of today, with tarred roads, are nowhere near as muddy as they must have been when the area was initially established. There are twin villages, Upper and Lower Slaughter. We […]

Sunday morning sidewalk

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Sioux under General

  Sunday morning was explore time, and we were going into the heart of Cotswold country, but first stopping in Broadway for a delicious breakfast at the Broadway Deli, and then making our way along gorgeous country roads towards our destination. The Lygon Arms, once the manor house, is now a luxury hotel, with almost […]

Playing in the fields

Posted on March 15, 2016 by Sioux under General

  The area I was staying in is also home to some lovely winding lanes and many small churches and some monastery ruins – perfect for people with cameras and a penchant for photographing landscapes, ruins and old churches! Opposite the small Norman church is the Hailes Abbey, the ruins of a monastery, as well […]

Dont walk behind me

Posted on March 13, 2016 by Sioux under Snippet