The Royal Oak
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Left Tewkesbury for nearby Malvern, the town where the Morgan Car Company has been making bespoke motor vehicles for over 60 years. The chassis and frames are made on site and then donor engines, gearboxes and drivetrains are added, also in the original factory.
I had ordered one of the 3-wheelers, but unfortunately, none were available. Actually fortunately because after squeezing into a roadster, I don't think the ...
... s Mum lived. We spoke to a couple of people in the street and it's wonderful to hear the lilting accents spoken in this part of the country. All their sentences end on a high note !! Back on the road to Abergavenny again; and we know the weather is going to be fine. It's been more like our Autumn here rather than chilly Welsh or English weather.
We climb up into the Highlands and past the old gravel and slag heaps which are another blight on the landscape. ...
After leaving Gloucester we by chance came across the Morgan Car Factory, after a drive through The Malverns, a beautiful area in South Worcestershire.
Morgans are still completely hand made, with either steel or aluminium chassis and wooden frames (made of Ash). They come in 4 or 8 cyl motors in convertible or sedan configuration, or the 3-wheeler which has a 115hp motor in 4 cyl.
... who were found giving short measures. The stool was last used in 1809 by dunking a woman by the name of Jenny Pipes for the offence of swearing. It was also a common punishment for woman who nagged too often, as a public dunking was embarrassing.
We also payed a visit to Grange Court, a well restored black and white timber house that dates back to the 17th century which was previously used as a market hall but is now used by the Leominster ...
... of diet coke, trying to dry out my waterproof.
We got half way back in the sun before the thunder storm closed in again and I had to wrap up in already damp clothing. The dog went fluffy.
My feet were so wrinkly, they took two hours to un-crease once I got ...