This is the very best sort of home ed day. Sun, ruined abbeys and questions, so, so, SO many questions! The best thing about going to historical places is that I can normally answer those too 🙂 This day out at Bury Gardens, which holds the ruins of the abbey, was just amazing. We grabbed the opportunity of a day out together, because Max had won 35 years worth of bound Motorsport magazines on eBay (yes… really 🙄 ) and needed to collect them. So off we went, as they say
The abbey is quite fantastically ruined, more so than lots, with the cobbled innards of what was once walls all laid bare because the local people were expressly given permission to use it as a quarry for building materials.
It was originally built using stone from Barnack, local to us, which Hannah happened to tel me about the other week as a good local walk.
But it was this which enthralled me the most. I do so love Elizabeth Chadwick for opening this part of history up to me.
Couldn’t resist reading the poem out.
Argh – I forgot to add – I got home to an email from a blog reader, Veronica, who had spotted us out on our day and recognised us. Thank you very much V for making me feel like a celeb for probably my only time ever!!!!