Sat 17th November 2018
Homer is currently temporarily off the road whilst we wait for a repair to the fifth gear on the gear box so today we took the car and headed off into Shropshire.
Our first port of call was the showground at Oswestry that this weekend is hosting an Antiques and Flea Market, our middle daughter shares our interest in visiting such venues so she came along for the day.
We have been to a similar event here previously and on that day discovered that they were filming episodes of the popular TV show “Bargain Hunt”, a few months later we saw the episodes on TV and were surprised to see ourselves in the background of one of the scenes, today there were no such distractions.
Both Michelle and Sophie found items of interest to purchase whilst my expenditure was restricted to hot sausage rolls and coffee!
After leaving the show we drove the short distance towards to another favourite place we like to visit, The British Ironwork Centre, again somewhere Sophie hadn’t been.
Unfortunately some of the best sculptures to be found here are on the grassy field which was fenced off due to it being very wet underfoot, but non the less it was a pleasant visit in warm sunshine.
On the way home we stopped off at Much Wenlock a pretty village, there’s a small car park there that’s only 10p for two hours, we were interested to see that as on previous occasions there was a long queue outside the butcher’s, it must be a gold mine! There’s a very good second hand bookshop opposite the butcher’s and I picked up a couple of novels I’m looking forward to reading.
All in all a pleasant day out.