Another busy day!
Off to Shire Hall where the County Archivist showed us around. The Council Chamber
On display: a painting of HMS Gloucester
I liked these plaques with the names and achievements of Gloucestershire people
The Wedding Room seemed a bit austere and gloomy……..
Then to the Mariners church
Modern stained glass window
A walk past Vinings warehouse
A quick cup of coffee at the Waterway Museum
And browse through The Friends magazine
Before visiting the St Mary de Lode church
The interior: The Roman pavement is by the rear pews
I hope you can read these donations
And local poet Ivor Gurney
Onward to the Quaker Meeting House and this was interesting. Very understated.
Everyone was intrigued by the oak screen that separated the two halves of the meeting hall. It winds up and down
And amusingly there was flapjack and Ribena for visitors
A longish walk to visit St Margarets Chapel. Originally it served the leper hospital but today it’s part of an old peoples community.
Then back to St Nicholas for a brass band concert
And further along Westgate the Salvation Army were playing to an appreciative audience
Gloucester was famous for making pins. Here are the needles
Several informative modern mosaics around the town
And it was four o’clock so we just had time to take our loyalty card to the Lindt Chocolate Shop. We had an early night as we needed to be up at the crack of dawn to catch the tide on the River Severn and return to Tewkesbury.