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A Day at Warwick Castle, Warwickshire - 8th September 2018

It's the time of year for Grandad's RAF reunion, but because he's not into driving long distances any more we take him down and stay in the same hotel, just outside Stratford Upon Avon. Whilst the old boys of the entry of 1951 hold their AGM, we head off to nearby Warwick Castle for the day.

next album: A Postcard from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire - 9th September 2018
previous album: A Spot of Camping, Alton Water, Stutton, Suffolk - 1st September 2018

2018 There's an escaped sock on the railway line at Diss Station

There's an escaped sock on the railway line at Diss Station

2018 Down in London, there's a lunch trip to Peking Seoul on Praed Street, which passes Fleming's old gaff

Down in London, there's a lunch trip to Peking Seoul on Praed Street, which passes Fleming's old gaff

2018 A horse waits at the pedestrian crossing on Hyde Park Corner in London

A horse waits at the pedestrian crossing on Hyde Park Corner in London

2018 Fred finds something amusing when we arrive at the Stratford Manor for the first night

Fred finds something amusing when we arrive at the Stratford Manor for the first night

2018 The boys find a funky 1960s-style mirror

The boys find a funky 1960s-style mirror

2018 The boys in their beds

The boys in their beds

2018 Next morning, Isobel and the boys have a swim in the hotel pool

Next morning, Isobel and the boys have a swim in the hotel pool

2018 Fred reads the map

Fred reads the map

2018 Isobel and Fred in the stocks again

Isobel and Fred in the stocks again

2018 A peacock roams around

A peacock roams around

2018 There are some birds of prey

There are some birds of prey

2018 An impressive fish eagle of some sort

An impressive fish eagle of some sort

2018 The gang on a hill wait for the Trebuchet demonstration

The gang on a hill wait for the Trebuchet demonstration

2018 The dude - left - narrates the story of the trebuchet and its use in mediaeval wars

The dude - left - narrates the story of the trebuchet and its use in mediaeval wars

2018 A weir

A weir

2018 The boys are in stocks again, in the Horrible Histories maze

The boys are in stocks again, in the Horrible Histories maze

2018 The boys roam around the maze

The boys roam around the maze

2018 On a Viking ship

On a Viking ship

2018 Fred and Harry in the World War One trenches

Fred and Harry in the World War One trenches

2018 Nice weaved willow arches

Nice weaved willow arches

2018 There's a birds-of-prey demo

There's a birds-of-prey demo

2018 An eagle flies in

An eagle flies in

2018 Some kind of flying raptor

Some kind of flying raptor

2018 A massive eagle

A massive eagle

2018 The boys run around

The boys run around

2018 The dude from the trebuchet demo is now doing longbows and arrows

The dude from the trebuchet demo is now doing longbows and arrows

2018 A demonstration of archery

A demonstration of archery

2018 The clocktower, which looks vaguely like Hampton Court

The clocktower, which looks vaguely like Hampton Court

2018 The great hall is set up for a wedding

The great hall is set up for a wedding

2018 Ornate ceiling

Ornate ceiling

2018 Another dining room

Another dining room

2018 A repeating ceiling

A repeating ceiling

2018 The family portrait room

The family portrait room

2018 Some mediaeval-style stained glass

Some mediaeval-style stained glass

2018 Bearded dude with a book, in stained glass

Bearded dude with a book, in stained glass

2018 Warwich Castle's shared ownership with Madame Tussaud's shows through in its impressive wax-works

Warwich Castle's shared ownership with Madame Tussaud's shows through in its impressive wax-works

2018 The drawing room

The drawing room

2018 A stuffed bear with a gramophone

A stuffed bear with a gramophone

2018 The origin of Warwickshire's 'ragged stump and bear' is explained, in the bear pit

The origin of Warwickshire's 'ragged stump and bear' is explained, in the bear pit

2018 Aerial view of the next bird demonstration

Aerial view of the next bird demonstration

2018 Warwick, as seen from the castle battlements

Warwick, as seen from the castle battlements

2018 Isobel ponders

Isobel ponders

2018 Painted corridors

Painted corridors

2018 Fred peers through a telescope

Fred peers through a telescope

2018 The trebuchet is wound up by human mice on its big wheels

The trebuchet is wound up by human mice on its big wheels

2018 As we leave the great hall, wedding guests arrive

As we leave the great hall, wedding guests arrive

2018 The bride and bridesmaids sweep in

The bride and bridesmaids sweep in

2018 The groom in shining armour

The groom in shining armour

2018 The coach driver demonstrates the challenging skill of reversing a coach-and-pair

The coach driver demonstrates the challenging skill of reversing a coach-and-pair

2018 The streets of Warwick

The streets of Warwick

2018 The boys look all bored, because we've had to walk for more than five minutes

The boys look all bored, because we've had to walk for more than five minutes

2018 The 1960s building containing Warwickshire County Council and library

The 1960s building containing Warwickshire County Council and library

2018 Metal sculpture in a pond

Metal sculpture in a pond

2018 Warwick market is packing up, but we get a great deal on eight punnets of strawberries

Warwick market is packing up, but we get a great deal on eight punnets of strawberries

2018 Fred looks longingly at an ice-cream freezer

Fred looks longingly at an ice-cream freezer

2018 Warwick has a nice line in old street signs

Warwick has a nice line in old street signs

2018 Walking back to the car park

Walking back to the car park

2018 Back at the Straford Manor

Back at the Straford Manor

2018 Funky mirror

Funky mirror

2018 Milling around reception

Milling around reception

2018 Harry and Fred in the hotel room

Harry and Fred in the hotel room

2018 There's a cool reflection of Harry in a mirror, where his head is floating in space

There's a cool reflection of Harry in a mirror, where his head is floating in space

2018 Selfie in a silver ball

Selfie in a silver ball

2018 Grandad and his RAF massive turn up for their dinner

Grandad and his RAF massive turn up for their dinner

2018 Isobel and a sleepy Harry

Isobel and a sleepy Harry

2018 Part of the breakfast table looks like a still-life study

Part of the breakfast table looks like a still-life study

2018 Harry is Superman, outside the room

Harry is Superman, outside the room

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There's an escaped sock on the railway line at Diss Station