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Heritage Open Days 2012

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09/Sep/2012

For this years Heritage Open Days, we visited a few places in Coventry and Kenilworth, choosing places we hadn't been to before. We went to a few places in Coventry on saturday. Although we had been to Kenilworth quite a few times, we had never actually been to Abbey Fields, so we went there on the sunday.

 

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Black Country Living Museum

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03/Sep/2011

We continued yesterday's theme of visiting somewhere new, this time we drove west to the Black Country Living Museum. This is similar to Blists Hill at Ironbridge with a similar range of displays and shops.

 

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Day out in Northamptonshire

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02/Sep/2011

We decided to visit a few new places today and chose to head out east along the A14 towards Northamptonshire. We looked at the map in the English Heritage handbook and the Rushton Triangular Lodge looked interesting. The hunting lodge was quite small and only took a couple of minutes to look around.

Emma wanted to stop somewhere for an ice cream so we got our phones out and looked up locations of country parks. Emma found the East Carlton Country Park, so we headed there next. We walked along a marked path with sculptures scattered along its length. On the way home we drove past the Naseby battlefield and stopped at a viewpoint and the monument.

 

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Go Ape

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10/Jun/2011

I don't like heights and the last time I went to Go Ape I spent a lot of time trying not to look down. This time I wasn't too bad. I still don't like heights but I started to get used to being several metres in the air.

In the tree tops
This time we went to the Go Ape in Cannock Chase. The course was similar to the one at Nottingham Forest but with some different crossings.

My shadow
I took the above photo from one of the crossings between trees.



Festival of History

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18/Jul/2010

Some photos from this year's Festival of History.

 

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Ironbridge

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20/Aug/2009

Some photos from our day out to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

 

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Warwick Castle

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18/Aug/2009

A few photos from Warwick Castle, mainly falconry and some peacocks.

 

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Festival of History - WW2

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25/Jul/2009

 

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Use of Animals in War

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25/Jul/2009

Mainly photos of a man falling off a camel.

 

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Fesitval of History - other photos

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25/Jul/2009

 

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Civil War battle

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25/Jul/2009

 

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WW1

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25/Jul/2009

Photos from the Festival of History - demonstrating use of gas masks in the first world war.

 

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Festival of History 2009

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25/Jul/2009

I have posted some Festival of History photos, splitting them up by category. Some of the areas, such as the WW1 trench and the medieval village were missing but there were more events going on and the place seemed much busier than last year.



Festival of History - Roman

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25/Jul/2009

 

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Asparagus Festival

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25/May/2009

The Asparagus Festival was held at the Fleece Inn, near Evesham. We watched a cookery demonstration where a three course meal was prepared, with each course containing asparagus. The surprise was the dessert, which was an Eton Mess, containing asparagus ice cream and garnished with an asparagus tip. We tried some of the ice cream and it was unusual but not awful.

There was a craft tent in the pub garden. In addition to displays of traditional crafts, there were various things for sale, including cakes. The cupcake below was a standard chocolate cake (very tasty) with chocolate icing and asparagus shaped (but not flavoured) decorations.

Asparagus cupcake