Monday, 30 June 2014

30th June 2014 Alcester Amble 39

Out with Graham for a ride to Alcester to see John, an old colleague of ours recovering from a hip operation. Weather looking good for today which is a bonus. Out through Beausale, Norton Lindsey, Aston Cantlow and Alcester. Not sure if there were any cakes at John's house so called in at an Alcester supermarket for biscuits and Jaffa cakes.


In the village of Aston Cantlow, spotted this little scene. A farm hay bale elevator parked alongside a house and resting underneath a bedroom window, No one about except a chap in the bedroom window.  Is it a burglar, someone moving furniture down to the ground or is the Stannah stair lift broken. Graham and I carried on musing about this little scenario.

Alcester Peace Globe.

On the main traffic island in Alcester is the Globe of Peace.  This marks fifty years of peace after the end of the Second World War. It was presented to the town of Alcester by a local firm, Severn Lamb Ltd and it was erected on the site of the Globe Hotel which was demolished in 1964.

Aston Cantlow Village Hall

Built in the 15th century, originally this was the Guild Hall. At one times, courts were held in the upper floors. The exterior of the building retains nearly all of the original features.

Project Peugot update

The frame has come back from the paint shop and they have done a good job on it.  Putting the bits and pieces back on however, it was found that the forks did not fit properly into the top bracket, possibly because of previous damage causing the tube to be slightly bent.  Fortunately my neighbour, Danny, is an engineer who has some contacts who have remedied the problem.  On the final push now.  If the road test is positive, will order the transfers to complete the job.

39 miles today, a good ride. John was OK, must have been, he was munching on the Jaffa cakes like a good 'un.

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