Had a lovely couple of days away last Friday and Saturday with Mark, Michelle, Anais and Roman. We met up at Powis Castle and had a nice walk round. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photographs inside but took a few outside. Lovely views of the surrounding countryside. During the second World War about 60 schoolgirls were evacuated to the castle where they stayed for several years and a lot of the exhibits were focusing on this. There is a beautiful collection of Indian artefacts collected by Robert Clive (Clive of India) and his son Edward who married Henrietta Herbert, daughter of the 1st Earl of Powis. One room also contained a rather disturbing amount of stuffed birds from all over the World. We told the peacock to keep moving!
Next on the agenda was Chirk Castle. We have been here before but not for a long time. This time we were able to take some photographs inside.
Next stop the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, Thomas Telford's 'stream in the sky'. You really need a good head for heights for this one which poor Michelle doesn't have. She braved it though and walked across. I have crossed it before on foot and on a boat. Fantastic piece of engineering which is now over 200 years old. Photos below (if you can bear to look).
Final stop for the day LLangollen. Have been here a few times, including by canal. The river was high and fast. Had a walk around the town and then headed off to our overnight stay at the Travel Lodge in Oswestry.
Next morning Mark and Michelle went for a 5k run into Oswestry town and back. (I had a lie in and read my book). Weather not quite so good, a bit threatening. First stop today was Attingham Park, just outside Shrewsbury. Again I have been there before but not for a while.
Final stop for the weekend was Ironbridge. After the recent flooding we were not quite sure what to expect. Anyway the floods had gone down and the place was busy which was good. All in all a lovely couple of days!
I am Jenny (when I was little my dad always called me Jenny Wren) and I enjoy making hand crafted things. Watch this space to see what I am working on.