Thursday, April 06, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things I found on my way to the Castle!


1. It was a lovely Spring Day yesterday, so I went for a walk down to our castle........I went past the palm tree.......

3. Look at this amazing forsythia - what vibrant yellow against the sky!

3. Stopped to admire the glorious daffydowndillies........ok, all right, I'm getting to the castle [sigh]

4. Do you see this building? This is a school built in 1862. There were two doors; one for girls and one for boys.......

5. They even kindly carved the date over the doors so we would know...

6. Then I paused at the town pump. I don't think it's attached to the water supply though........

7. [Oy! What about the castle!]

8. Be patient.......after the pump, I noticed this nestling in a wall. A water drinking fountain, erected to memorialise a Lt Hector MacLaine who, in 1880, died getting his troops fresh water........hmm....no water now..........

9. And off away down the road I walked.....[What about this castle!?!]...and I found this wonderful old tree. Trunk all twisted, many branches lopped, but life still in the old husk!

10. And behind the tree, just around the corner......?

11. [Woohoo! A Castle!] Nope, not quite. Our lovely 12C church St Mary's.

12. And look at the impressive graveyard - you had to have some serious dosh to be buried like this..........

13. [Come on - we want to see the Castle!!] OK, folks, here it is, Thornbury Castle!

The building of Thornbury Castle, started in 1511 by Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, ended in 1521 when he was beheaded by Henry VIII. Buckingham's vast estates, including Thornbury, were confiscated by the King who stayed here with Anne Boleyn in 1535. Henry's daughter, Mary Tudor, lived here as a Princess and when she became Queen she returned the Castle to the descendants of the late Duke.

Told you we had a castle [pokes out tongue]!

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cq


15 comments:

mar said...

Hey, you had a wonderful, sunny day! a royal walk, thanks for sharing :)

Lazy Daisy said...

Ahh....bowing low...you rock my Queen! Thanks for the tour. My T13 is up...come sit on my front porch and have a cup of tea.

YellowRose said...

Beautiful castle! I someday will make a journey to visit the castles that capture my attention so much! I think in another life I was a queen....I just know it! LOL

Great tour Queenie! My 13 is up!

stacey said...

Beautiful pictures!
Thanks for the tour.
My TT is up.

used*to*be*me* said...

I love castles! I hear we have one here in AZ but I don't know where it is. My TT is up!

We've never met. I don't think. I making my way down what I hope to be at least 1/2 the TT blogroll today! Yay me!

Scouser said...

Cool pics, I must admit it's different . Thank you for visiting my 13

Titanium said...

Great pics!

Killired said...

i love your T13!!!! as you might have guessed, i am fond of pictures for T13's!!!!! they're fun to do and fun to 'read'!!!!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh this was a grand tour, my dear CQ. I loved all the pictures and the wonderful things you showed us and that Church and the Graveyard...Beautiful..and then, the Castle! And with such history...More, More More...
(Greedy little monkey, aren't I? lol)

Uisce said...

That's a cool tree -- looks like it wants to reach out and grab ya! :)

Pearl said...

What a gorgeous walking tour. Thanks. No wonder I keep seeing your name around on so many blogrolls.

rashbre said...

Excellent conducted tour. Thank you, your highness.
Best.
rashbre

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

You sure have a lot of patience and copying and pasting so many pictures. Good blogger was good to you today. My 1st Thursday Thirteen is up too.

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