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Shropshire #2: Ruyton X1 Towns – History explored

Posted on December 27, 2016 by Sioux under General

  Saint John the Baptist Church, in Ruyton-X1-Towns, was built in 1140. The tower was added on in the 14th century. The building is primarily built from local red sandstone and houses a bell chamber of 6 bells. The bells were dedicated in 1637. A new clock was installed in the tower in 1883. The […]

Shropshire #1: Ruyton X1 Towns, new places, new friends

Posted on December 20, 2016 by Sioux under General

  A long-time friend in SA has family in the UK and said if ever I wanted to visit the area, I should let her know. I did, so I did. Her cousin lives in Ruyton-XI-Towns, formally Ruyton of the Eleven Towns or simply Ruyton, a large village in Shropshire, on the River Perry.   Ruyton-XI-Towns is situated close to the […]

Playtime at the seaside….

Posted on December 9, 2016 by Sioux under General

  Gotta love R&R time – I spent a day with my sister traipsing around the seaside near to where she lives and the weather was perfect too! In the distance is the 250 year old Kingsgate Castle on the cliffs above Kingsgate Bay in Broadstairs.   The castle was built in the 1760’s as the stable block […]

Home again…..on the island…

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Sioux under General

  Back in the UK, I still had some time to myself before I started work again. A few walkabouts and the perfect English summer weather provided the opportunity for some great images, as well as some rainy ones!   

Middle East – last stop.

Posted on December 3, 2016 by Sioux under General

  And so it was back to Qatar for some R&R with my daughter and her family. It was a normal work and school week for them, and I took advantage by staying indoors. The heat was stifling and I didn’t go out during the day at all, preferring to do whatever had to be […]