Friday, 1 October 2010

Perfect for the day: overcast and grey

On Tuesday I went to to Alrewas in Staffordshire to visit the National Memorial Arboretum and then on to Lichfield on a day out organsied by Lenton Local History Society. I have wanted to visit Alrewas for some time, so not owning car made this the perfect opportunity. The day was overcast and there was a constant threat of rain — which never came.

We arrived at 10am and had two hours to walk a round the Arboretum. It was not enough time, so I will go back again when I can. Preferably on another overcast day and with a pair of wellies. Away from the main path, the grass was quite long and it was wet underfoot. I took lots of pics, but have selected these few to share with you.
Whilst the information centre was bustling with visitors, outside and in the Arboretum, there was no one to be seen. I walked up to the monument on my own and found it empty. Nothing prepares you for the number of names you see. So many. So many people who died unnecessarily. I saw the names and was angry with the British politicians responsible.

 I will finish the captions on Monday

Phil, a stonemason I met working under canvas outside Lichfield Cathedral, carving a grotesque.

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