Market Day in Tamworth
The gallant knight
Sandra's mum & dad - playing with the children's bricks while Barry & Sandra play dress up!
The Banqueting Hall - the richer you were, the higher up the table you sat
Typical meal - meat, meat and more meat
View from the castle windows to St Editha's Church
Well-maintained 'Tower Blocks'
The Town Hall
Lord Walsh and his daughter
Castle door with crumbly 'Coat of Arms'
Madame Pompodore I presume?!
A stuffed animal in one of the rooms - does anyone know what it is???
An 'armless knight
The great hall
Barry is locked up after yet more silly jokes ...
Amazingly well-preserved leaded windows
Exhausted after an afternoon at the castle
Herringbone wall outside the castle
More beautiful windows
Mum and dad then came back to the boat with us, had a drink at The Anchor Inn over the bridge at Glascote (another friendly and lovely place in Tamworth, it’s full of them!), and we went for a little drive down the canal while I cooked some tea. I'm so lucky to have such wonderful parents, and it’s great to be able to catch up and spend lots of quality time with them while we’re here in England.
The colourful flowers in the castle park grounds
Unfortunately, we had such a good day that we didn’t get to the paint shop, though we'd been told by Joy that they closed at lunchtime so it would've been impossible to get there anyway. So we still have that to accomplish somehow! Ah well, we’re exactly half way through our trip today so with a bit of luck we still have enough time to get it sorted …