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... Trust cards.
We knew it was Ben Disraeli's country pad but had no idea it had played such a huge part in the War effort.
The dingy little map rooms, set up in what used to be some sort of ice house bunker, were home to map-makers creating intricate maps of Germany to be used in British bombing raids.
The intricate patterns of the formal gardens were almost as fascinating.
On a ...
... The Pump Room is still standing and a few of the people on our tour ate there. I ate at a cafe with an Alice in Wonderland theme called The Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
There was also Gothic architecture present in Bath with the large Bath Abbey overlooking the city centre. There were talented street performers all around the city dressed in Halloween costumes.
The Roman Bath House was filled with ancient statues and pools ...
... learning more history of the Cadbury family that began and ran the factory. Sadly the limp any was bought out by Kraft Foods (Hersey) not too long ago. The Cadbury's truly cared for their employees and built an entire town to improve their living condition and way of life. Prior to Bournville, most working class in the Birmingham area were lucky to have a two room house with a shared community washroom and toilet. ...
... to an assortment of activities including several shoe makers, car restorations & stone mason - a very interesting place. Had a wander around the Main Street of Moreton in Marsh & lunch stop in the courtyard of the White Hart Royal pub, recommended by Anne who stayed there last year. Found some beautiful art in one store & admired the many gorgeous hanging baskets outside shops & pubs - they are quite stunning ...
... English of sounding names but a favourite town of the owners of our accommodation.
We can see why as it is a little further afield so doesn't attract quite the number of tourists and day trippers. Beautiful old buildings and shops were once again in abundance. It's here that we chose to stop for coffee and something to eat for lunch.
Near Broadway is a thing called the Broadway Tower. It's a stone tower built a few hundred years ago by the then wealthy land ...