Murray & Christine's record of their journey.
"A day in a car in an English county is a trip to a fairy museum where all the exhibits are live and real." Rudyard Kipling
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Visiting the Neighbours Part I – 6 April 2012
For the first time in
the eleven years in the UK, we had no plans for the Easter Bank
Holiday, but planned to take a 'staycation' anywhere sunny in the UK.
from Friday morning, there was no sun forecast for the Easter break,
instead it was to be cold, showery with heavy rain on Monday. So we
refined the 'staycation' to actually staying at home.
Now that we live in the
countryside, this was actually a pleasant option, and Friday morning
saw us out starting a circular walk from nearby Old Beaconsfield,
making the most of the sunshine.
The drive to
Beaconsfield took us through Old Amersham, so we took a few photos on
a better day than our last visit, and on to explore Old Beaconsfield.
West of Chorleywood are many lovely market towns, which were busy
coaching inn stops on the days of horse and carriages. The towns are
full of old coach entrance-ways, into the courtyards of the old inns.
Although many entrance ways survive, only a few of these buildings
are still inns today.