Victoria Park Hotel
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... many villagers out this early! Lovely!
And it looks like the vintage car lot are strong here too.
And there's a young girl in a longish dress and cloak holding a posie! Charming!
And there's someone with a clapperboard and another with a walkie talkie -- and closed street signs!
Hang on! We're in the middle of another bloody film shoot!
It's all a bit confusing.
... and dry, the evening was NOT mild.
In fact it was bloody freezing up on that hill, plus we had to dodge the many cowpats and assorted animal droppings, thus coming back with filthy shoes.
But hey, it’s England.
However, a good time was had by all in typically grin-and-bear-it, mustn’t-grumble English fashion.
On the very top of the hill the best thing was the amazing view west over the Cotswold foothills and ...
... everything else I suppose. A local lady opened up the tiny gift shop in the library, whose facade/entryway is the entrance to the village hospital on DA. I snapped up a few over-prices but necessary trinkets, and then took a meeelion pictures of the street, Mrs. Crawley's home, the hospital and the church. Heaven. The last stop of the day was Bleinhem Palace, the only palace ...
... might be all over. However Stirling goes into negotiation mode as only a barrister could do and we can play until 5:50. I had been padded up ready to bat before the rain and when it came down the second time I had put everything away - so now I need to unpack and pad up again.
My chance to bat comes when Colin Cooke retires for a match-changing 33no off just 25 balls and we are needing another 37 off ...
... 17th century, when it was granted to Sir Fulke Greville by James I in 1604. Greville converted it to a country house and it was owned by the Greville family, who became Earls of Warwick in 1759, until 1978 when it was bought by the Tussauds Group. It has a fascinating history, particularly the role of Warwick - The King Maker. If you are interested, read all about it here......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Warwick_Castle