Wednesday, June 13, 2007

After Lancashire, I went on to Shrewsbury, a place I've wanted to visit ever since reading the Brother Cadfael books. It doesn't disappoint. I was there to give a talk ("Feasts and seasons" again) at the Catholic Cathedral. There was also time to explore a bit and take in some, but only some, of the layers of history which include the great abbey (destroyed under Henry V111 of course), the links with St Winifred (a Welsh saint - we're on the borders here of course), stories of the old Medieval Guilds, the Catholic heroes of the Civil War era....

I stayed overnight and am writing all this when home again. It's so good to get out of London and realise that there's so much, much more to England than the capital city.

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