Friday, 14 June 2013

A Different Sort of Day out in Bath


 This was a day of 4 elements, firstly a visit to the Larkahall allotments, set on a hillside with wonderful views around, the range of styles and plantings is fascinating.
Here's a link: http://wikimapia.org/12805491/Larkhall-Allotments
 
Next onto St. Mary's church at Charlcombe on foot from the allotments passing via Woolley on our left. St. Mary's, Charlcombe is a Grade II listed building of Norman origin, over 1000 years old and is the oldest ecclesiastical building in use in Bath.
Inside the church is compact, with lots of coloured light from the stained glass windows, here's the font:

 And a gorgeous stained glass window:
 And a sculpture dedicated to someone who died at 26.

The church maintains a “Quiet Garden” in which can be found the ancient “Holy Well” fed by a spring. The water is famed for being good for the eyes, but looked a bit suspect to me.

http://www.charlcombeparishcouncil.org/2012-07-24-09-47-34/local-organisations/30-st-mary-s-charlcombe.html 

Then back for lunch in Lower Swainswick, and then home via the Bell in Walcot Street, recently saved from the steakhouse fate of the famous Hat and Feather by the generosity and concern of local people including Peter Gabriel and Robert Plant, more here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-21785551


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 What a great day out.

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