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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.

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Thursday, 7 July 2011


Hi Folks.

Just a small taste of Gloucester from our stroll around yesterday.

View from the docks. They still build wooden boats here.
The Oliver Cromwell Paddle Steamer (CLICK). It was built at Sharpness in 1993 as a conversion from an ex Dutch barge.
The Waterways Museum, destination for Friday. (CLICK)
The Mariners Chapel in Gloucester Docks (CLICK).

The New Inn is a 15th-century Inn and features a medieval courtyard. Parts of the Inn date back to 1430 when it was built by St Peter's Abbey for pilgrims who came to the cathedral. Lady Jane grey stayed at the Inn. It is steeped in history and really beautiful. There have been sightings of ghostly figures in the inn, so if you want to ghost watching this maybe the place to go to.
Beatrix Shop, which was just about to be filled with a lot of Japenese tourists.
Gloucester Cathedral from the cloisters garden.
Now only the west turret and spiral staircase of this gateway survive. In 1327 this gateway witnessed the end of a journey perhaps unique in the life of the monastery, for the Abbot had sent an escort to bring back to the Cathedral the body of Edward II, who was murdered in Berkeley Castle. Edward I, his father built the gateway, and his father Henry III was crowned in Gloucester Cathedral.

The Folk Museum

Gloucester is a beautiful city and well worth a visit.

1 comment:

  1. Our strange neighbor adores cats and had them everywhere in her house. As if the dozen live cats were not enough, in every room in her house, she has framed prints, large and small, of the blessed animals.0
    She says that she orders her canvas prints, like this one
    http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWPVF by Franz Marc, from wahooart.com who delivers them. Perhaps they can take away a cat or two as well.


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