Busy day today, just time for a quick dash around Leamington.
Sainsburys at The Oak
The Oak public house on the Radford Road at Leamington is now a Sainsburys supermarket for the information of any ex pats reading this. This view is from the Radford Road side of the pub entrance with the front of the building, to the left, left much as it was. This has been developed over the winter and spring and is now fully open. A bit sad this from a personal point of view, in my teens, this was the meeting place on a Saturday for St Marys Football Club, the team that I played for. Looking back, not sure about the wisdom of having a pint or two before a match. Perhaps we played better for it.
Warwickshire Police HQ
Another end of an era. This old building, built in 1863, was from after the second world war the HQ of Warwickshire Police. I joined in 1967 and worked for them up until a couple of years ago. This building and the land that goes with it has been up for sale and the admin side of the Police is now at Leamington under an 'alliance' with West Mercia Police. This building is situated at the end of the drive where I live and with a house move pending, thought it best to record it before we go.
An easy 14 miles today. 130 for the week, pleased with that.