"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Posted on March 13, 2016 by Sioux under General
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I walked around most of the city, snapping away merrily, as I do. The streets were fairly quiet as most people had gone indoors to escape the light drizzle which was falling, suited me just fine.

A light flurry of snow began falling so I took shelter at the Dick Whittington pub. I had to chuckle at some of the ale names. Who on earth could come up with names like these – someone sure had a lot of fun! I got a few strange looks while taking photos of as many labels as I could!

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Down at the docks I found the Mariners Chapel.  A small, unassuming building with just a nave and bell tower, sandwiched in-between the warehouses and quays. It was built in 1846 by a businessman trading in the docks area who wanted to encourage spirituality among the uneducated and often neglected seaman and boatmen of the area, after being told by a ship’s captain that the men lacked any form of ‘spiritual comfort’. Built primarily for the workers at Gloucester Docks and crews of vessels moored there, both local and foreign, it has also always been open to the residents of Gloucester too. It was and still is listed as a proprietary chapel (chapel belonging to a private individual) within the Church of England.

I played with some reflections of the St Nicholas church on a shop window, which produced some interesting results, considering the contents of the shop.

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4 responses to “Then it was beer time……….”

  1. Derrick Baney says:

    Great names for beer – similar to America who also have these great names

  2. Pauline Smith says:

    WOW – did you manage to sample any of the bees there? Like you said, some very “weird” names.

  3. Pauline Smith says:

    Beers – not bees – duh ………

  4. Paul says:

    Whats the cost of a pint over there? GBP 5.00 per pint? In our language that’s R120 per pint and not perhaps!!!

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