Sunday, 26 September 2010

FRENCH AUTO

THIS OLD CITROEN CAR BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF WWII
AND INSPECTOR MAIGRET STORIES

Friday, 24 September 2010

HAROLD'S STONES

HAROLD'S STONES,
TRELLECH, MONMOUTHSHIRE
THIS PLAQUE EXPLAINS A SHORT HISTORY OF THE STONES

Thursday, 23 September 2010

STEAM ROLLER

THESE STEAM ROLLERS WERE A COMMON SITE ONCE WHEN ROADS WERE BEING CONSTRUCTED OR REPAIRED

Monday, 20 September 2010

VIRTUOUS WELL TRELLECH

THIS IS ST ANNE'S WELL OR VIRTUOUS WELL, IN TRELLECH, MONMOUTHSHIRE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT IT HAD BEEN A SIGNIFICANT HOLY WELL FOR MANY CENTURIES BEFORE 1680. IN MEDIEVAL TIMES, IT WAS COMMON FOR PILGRIMS TO TIE STRIPS OF CLOTH TO NEARBY TREES, A TRADITION WHICH SEEMS TO CONTINUE TODAY.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Thursday, 16 September 2010

PRIEST ROW

THE NAME, "PRIEST ROW" AT THIS END OF THE STREET, MAKES ONE WONDER WHY SUCH A NAME.
DID PRIESTS OCCUPY THE HOUSES HERE?
THE SIGN AT THE OPPOSITE END OF THE STREET REVEALS THE SECRET OF WHY THE STREET IS NAMED

Sunday, 12 September 2010

SKIPP ALLEY

IS THIS STREET SIGN A COMMAND OF WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO GO DOWN IT, WAS IT WHAT CHILDREN DID IN IT OR WAS IT A WARNING TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE, WE SHALL NEVER KNOW.

Friday, 10 September 2010

DOG HITCH

A HORSE HITCH YES, A DOG HITCH,
WELL, THAT'S A NEW ONE ON ME

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

UNUSUAL SIGNS

OVER THE NEXT FEW POSTS, I HAVE DECIDED TO INCLUDE SOME UNUSUAL SIGNS I HAVE COME ACROSS IN MY TRAVELS. I HOPE YOU FIND THEM ENJOYABLE AND AMUSING.

Friday, 3 September 2010

YE OLDE JAIL

THE CITY ARMS PUBLIC HOUSE
WELLS.
IN 1549, IT WAS THE OLDE CITY JAIL AND STILL RETAINS THE ORIGINAL BARRED WINDOWS, CHAINS, LOCKS AND SOLITARY CELL
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