Cheshire Wandering (3) Quarry Bank


After the girls had, two days ago, overdosed on retail therapy, and I had walked my pins to stumps exploring the River Weaver, it was time to absorb some more Cheshire history. And so off we set, into previously uncharted territory. Our destination, Quarry Bank Mill. Quarry Bank Mill (also known as Styal Mill) in… Continue reading Cheshire Wandering (3) Quarry Bank

Antigua – Bettys Hope


From Wikipedia: Betty’s Hope was a sugarcane plantation in Antigua. It was established in 1650, shortly after the island had become an English colony, and flourished as a successful agricultural industrial enterprise during the centuries of slavery. It was the first large-scale sugar plantation to operate in Antigua and belonged to the Codrington family from… Continue reading Antigua – Bettys Hope

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum


Thursday and another day spent blowing away the cobwebs. The question was where to go,  where could we get some fresh air but without risking getting soaked. The answer was The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum at Singleton. Just a short twenty-mile drive from home, the museum is set in the heart of the… Continue reading Weald and Downland Open Air Museum