We headed out to Shakespeare's house
quite a lot of excavations are happening around here.
And we have the council building on the other side, a place to which we will repair to anon
an ivy covered well
we head into the lovely garden
Baba is happy trundling around the garden.
and a little bower covered with shrubbery
the garden is full of lovely symbolic sculptures from the bard’s plays
Diya playing at being an archaeologist
that looks sad…lol
A lovely little nook with a set of lovely sculptures.
Ma’s knees started to give way…so resting away
Baba joins her
Mamma also resting in the little bower
the girls trying out some of the old antique clothing
heh. that’s me, btw
We move into the guild chapel
frankly, its a bit manky…bleah
head back out to the road
An old college…
hmmm, an interesting juxtaposition.. nice knocker :P
We reach Hall’s Croft, the chap who married Shakespeare's daughter.
It has been very lovingly maintained
an old medicine text
And then the kitchen
with a giant fireplace with some equipment which is difficult to put a name to..
that is one uncomfortable seat
an old style crib…
a fake fireplace but still fascinating to see how they managed these
one thing which I cannot get over is how small the beds used to be.
and then the loo..
pretty swish cutlery and dining room set, eh? why not? he was a doctor and was fairly wealthy
silver and furniture and clothes and and and..
I have to admit, those head wimples make them look very silly.
Ma sunning herself in the October sunlight
Diya running around in the garden.
some lovely plants at the base of this tree.
Mum leaning against the house
you can see how ancient the house is, the beams are wood and then the space between is filled with bricks, stones, limestone and stuff.
and the house is supported by these giant jacks, i presume to stop it sinking around the ears..