Sunday, 9 March 2014

A Sunday stroll ;-)




There can be no greater pleasure than a stroll around a small, Devon town, on a Sunday,

especially on a sunny, spring day.






This morning, it was Bovey Tracey which took our fancy....as did this superb mosaic,

situated on a wall near the top end of the town.

It's a reminder of the history of Bovey Tracey:

 In 1260,  the Market and Fair Charter  was signed

by Henry III.

In 1646, The Battle of Bovey Heath took place, during the English Civil War, 

ending in a victory for Cromwell's army.

There is, of course, plenty more history in Bovey Tracey !







This is The Riverside Mill and flowing alongside it is the River Bovey.

Apparently, the building wasn't actually used as a mill. It was built as a stable.

and the water wheel collected water, to be used in the stables.

This restored mill is home to The Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

We took a break there, for coffee, this morning.






But I have to say that for me, the appearance of so many splashes of yellow

around the town, was the most cheery and welcoming sight.






1 comment:

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