Number One is the beautiful early 19th century Georgian Barley Twist glass we bought. Before we went I'd said that for our anniversary we wanted to buy one, but with prices for them being so high (£200-£300) I didn't know if we'd get one or not. Well we found one, at a price we would be comfortable with. Why so reasonable? Because it has a chip on the base. We didn't care at all. There was an identical one sitting right next to it without a chip and it was £300. So our chip is just fine.
|Chip is on the bottom left and it doesn't both me at all|
Number Two is the archeological dig we went on. It was a bit of a drive from our cottage, but we were excited. We'd dug with Tony last year and really enjoyed it so we were looking forward to it. Because we had dug before we didn't have to do as much of the heavy work. It was a warm day, there was lots of other volunteers and it was a good day to dig. Mac found a Roman nail, the best I could do was some small terracotta shards, another lady found an iron ring. At the end of the day we were stiff and sore, but very satisfied.
Number Three has to do with the saying "Going to Hell in a Handcart". After we left the steamfair we went into Fairford in search of food. We had a simple pub lunch, walked along the river and then went to see the local church, St. Mary's. It was a beautiful church, quite large for the town and what's known as a wool church, one built from the profits from wool. It had wonderful stained glass windows, we were surprised they hadn't been destroyed during the English Civil War. The lady working in the church said that Fairford had been a Roundhead town and it is surprising they'd survived. She gave us an information paddle to explain the windows and we discovered one that is said to be the basis for the Hell in a Handcart saying. If you enlarge the picture you'll see a devil hauling someone off to hell in a handcart!
|The devil and the handcart are the last window on the bottom right|
|Notice the blue devil on the right|