Friday, 1 February 2013

1st February 2013 Warwick Town

Didn't go too far today after that fairly long one yesterday. Needed to get out though, it was a very pleasant day with a sense of spring in the air.

Leek Wootton Church

My local church, about 1/4 mile from my house, so hadn't gone far before the camera came out. Actually, this angle, from the main road, does not do it justice. One of those places to come back to to get a better composed picture in different light.

Sir Anthony Eden Way

Never been down here before. This is a new bridge over the River Avon that leads from Rock Mill Lane to the new housing estate built on the site of the Potterton's factory. Never saw many cars using it. Not a very exciting place, won't come back here again!

Rock Mill

As the name implies this is an old mill built alongside the River Avon.  This site is in Rock Mill Lane and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and was valued, at that time, at 50 shillings. In 1792 a cotton spinning factory was built here but was not a commercial success and was converted in 1830 to a flour mill. It is now residential properties.      

Alms Houses Warwick

These houses were built around 1695 and are on Castle Hill Warwick. There are 10 all together and were provided for the elderly.  They are Grade II listed building and have been renovated several times, the last time in 1995, when the bathrooms and kitchens were modernised.   Won't be long before I will qualify for one!

A slow mooch today doing just under 10 miles.  I did go out with the intention of finding some real evidence of Spring arriving but apart from a few snowdrops nothing worth capturing on film. Whilst I was out took the time to book my car in for repair on the way. 

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