Day two of our weekend in Shropshire and we were out and about exploring some of the history of the area and of course a graveyard had to feature - it wouldn't be me otherwise. We visited Stokesay Castle which dates from the 1200's and next to it is a lovely church and graveyard. It's amazing the age of some of the buildings that we can visit in this country and I love touching the walls and imagining the lives that have gone before.
Below are some pictures of grave stones that I liked and a picture of the Church of St John the Baptist - whilst we were there a wedding was in progress so we got to hear the church bells which was lovely.
I really liked this Celtic Cross - very eye catching
Stokesay Castle is more an elaborate manor house than a castle as it was built by a rich merchant, not for a royal family. The wooden carvings around the building are amazing, especially that they have survived so long - I've included a few for you to see.
Now the next few photos are especially for mum as in Clun they had converted the hairdressers into a quilt exhibition. I was talking to the couple that were displaying the quilts and shock horror they had actually been to Tasmania - the man was very cheeky though as his comment about Tasmania was: Didn't everything stop in Tasmania in the 50's! Cheek!!
Okay, that's day two done and dusted - look forward to more graveyards, Morris dancers, and you may finally get to see the Green Man.
Until next time, stay safe, keep smiling and look after each other.
Pamela & Ken