Monday, 28 July 2014

East Park in Hull

Yesterday Richard and I went to East Park for Hull Veterans Day.  It was a really good day, the weather was just right and we met us with John and Debbie who were involved in the re-enactment.

There was a stand with about 20 birds of prey and for a small fee you could have your picture taken with any of them or just hold them.  I wanted to hold them all, they were amazing.

In the main arena the horse display was brilliant, the men were Yeomanry and they were wearing 1914 dress uniform.

Sunday, 6 July 2014


After we had seen Beeston Castle we went to Chester Town Centre, there was a couple of surprises there - one was the price of the car park £5.40 for two hours!.  That was a real shame as we would have loved to have stayed longer as the town was amazing, so many beautiful buildings and so much history but not enough time.  We have said we will go again and stay over for a couple of nights.

Beeston Castle

Last Thursday Richard and I went to Beeston Castle - what a treat that was - the view from the top was amazing.  The weather was great so we were able to see eight counties.  Before the castle was built people used to live in the nearby caves.  There was also a bronze age village and bronze age hill fort.

The castle was built in 1220s by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, on his return from the Crusades.  It was besieged for several months during the civil war before surrendering and being partly demolished.

Can you see the face on the wall