Beaumaris (beautiful marshes) is a pretty town on the Menai straits with a castle begun in 1295 but never finished. The castle has a moat, an outer wall and an inner stronghold. It was capable of being supplied by sea, but Edward I ran out of money. The school building was erected in 1816, opposite the churchyard and next door to the gaol. Crabs are numerous and fished-for from the pier.
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
A Jaguar driver managed to exceed the handling and grip of his vehicle and used the car belonging to the proprietor of the village shop to slow down. Justin's car was pushed into the wall of the shop. As the building might be unsafe, the shop had to shut for the rest of the day. Where am I going to get my dolly mixtures now?
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Likened to a modern 'limo', this gilded barge was used by the King to travel up and down the Thames, powered by sixteen rowers, its gilded lions at the bow snarling lesser craft out of the way. Separately, King George III is shown as a figurehead supported by an African slave on both sides. He looks a bit like Prince Charles.