It’s funny how the things right on your doorstep are the things you cease to notice.

Youngest child had a homework assignment to find out about Warwick, our County town and right next door to Leamington.

I can’t remember the last time I actually visited Warwick as opposed to driving through it to get somewhere else.

It was a beautiful day yesterday.

The sky was blue

The sun was shining

The air was crisp and cool.


We arrived just in time to watch the Remembrance Sunday service at the War Memorial near St Mary’s Church


Beautiful and moving.

The gun shots scared a flock of birds that had been roosting in the church tower, and they swirled overhead throughout the service


I tried to explain freemasonry to youngest child as we passed the Warwick Lodge


But the more I explained the less it actually made sense πŸ™‚

The veterans from The Lord Leycester Hospital were at the Remembrance Day service in their finery, so we went to admire the Hospital



And then warm up in their tea room


Damn fine coffee πŸ™‚

Our tour finished with a trip to St Mary’s to admire the Beauchamp chapel with it’s superb monuments, possibly amongst my favourite group of dead people in the country





And a final view over the river to Warwick Castle


History, pageantry, memory and memorials.

A perfect winter Sunday.


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