Having looked at the weather we changed our plans and decided to go to Blists Hill today as it was forecast sunny and dry. The weather did not let us down!
We set off just after 10am - we are only staying 15 minutes away so were soon there. I had purchased our 'passports' online (saving more money!) and so we went straight in. It wasn't actually busy at all, being the first day that schools were back after the Easter break. There were a few school parties but the majority of visitors were middle aged or retired.
|As you can see, it was pretty deserted when we arrived!|
|Hugh changing up modern day money for pre-decimal|
|In the chemist shop|
|A display of medicines in the chemist|
|Policeman catching the thief who stole his bike!|
Just after midday we found ourselves at the fish and chip shop and bought the tastiest fish and chips I think I have ever had! We sat on a wall by the canal, in the sunshine and ate them with our fingers - wonderful!
|Our fish in the top, just fried!|
|Hugh and Penny eating their fish and chips|
|A candle in the candlemakers workshop|
I was able to take a photo of Hugh and Penny peering into a pigsty which will echo one I took of Hugh there 27 years ago!
One honeycombed icecream later....
|Hugh and Penny buying the icecream|
|A view of the tunnel|
|Hugh and the tar on the wall|
|Looking at the pool of tar on the right of the photo|
|Me in a silly hat pointing to tar!|
Just a quick explanation, I wrote all of these posts whilst we were away and I am just pasting them into blogger with the photos without changing the tense.