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South Cheshire Pipe Band

Travel Tuesday this week is a follow-up to last week which featured the South Cheshire Pipe Band drummer.

This is the band performing on The Square in the town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England during a Medieval Fair.

Travel Tuesday: South Cheshire Pipe Band
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Pipe Band Drummer

Travel Tuesday is traveling back to the town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.

There was a Medieval Fair on the town square although there wasn’t much sign of anything medieval. The South Cheshire Pipe Band were performing on a section of the square.

Travel Tuesday: Pipe Band Drummer
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Nantwich town square

My Travel Tuesday blog post this week is traveling back to the market town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.

This is part of the town square and some of the buildings surrounding it. Known locally as The Square it’s the center of the oldest part of the town. The town has one of the highest concentrations of listed buildings in England with lots of good examples of Tudor and Georgian architecture.

A fire in December of 1583 destroyed most of the town to the east of the River Weaver which runs through the town.

 

Travel Tuesday: Nantwich town square

 

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On the Hunt for Joy: Cheer Someone Else Up

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Cheer Someone Else Up.

I thought of these two photos as soon as I read the prompt. Taken at a Medieval Fair on The Square in the town of Nantwich, Cheshire.

 

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Cheer Someone Else Up

A stallholder confirms that the underwear matches the period costume at the Nantwich Medieval Fair.

 

Emptying the postbox.

I knew the postman emptying the post box, he’s trying not to smile as we exchange banter.

 

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Nantwich Square

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Architecture.

I thought a quick tour of the centre of my home town would be in order. One of its claims to fame is having one of the highest concentrations of listed buildings in England. The settlement dates back to Roman times when it produced salt for the Roman garrisons at Chester and Stoke-on-trent.

St Mary’s Church stands to the east of the town square. The oldest surviving building in the town, it dates back to the 14th century. One of the few buildings to survive a fire in December 1583 which destroyed most of the town to the east of the River Weaver.

The front of St Mary’s Church.

St Mary's Church front.

The Nantwich War Memorial on the town square with St Mary’s Church in the background.

Nantwich War Memorial.

Part of the square and some of the old buildings around it. St Mary’s Church is on the left side of the photo.

Town Square, Nantwich, Cheshire.