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Monday, August 15, 2011
Churches, A house, Deer and Thurley's folley
The church list is slowing up so thanks to Caroline
789 St Alphege, Solihull
nice two story chapel
Solihull looked much nicer than I thought it would be. No idea why I should be surprised!
790 St John, Berkeswell
which has a crypt which is open.
So onto Kenilworth Castle the ruined home of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester "lover" of Elizabeth I. And home to a controversial new recreation of an Elizabethan Gardeners known amongst some as Thurley's folly after the head of English Heritage.
I can't say the garden wowed me. The fountain was nice but it all seemed a bit low key. It just doesn't wow me, more like design by committee.
So on to Charlecote Park for dinner. I KNOW I keep going there but I've never photographed inside!
Lunch was Leek and Potato and a shared slice of Banoffee cake (nice!).
There's always one :D
We popped off for tea and a scone and saw these!
And then some obliging deer.