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One Day One World Project: 10:00 – 11:00

a smoking goat?

On Saturday 20th September Taffy (formally known as Corporal William Windsor), the regimental goat, came to Ludlow along with the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh who were given freedom of the town to mark the 325th anniversary of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

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Best Foot Forward

Ludlow mayor Jim Smithers said “As well as being the 325th anniversary of the raising of the Royal Welch, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, so this is the perfect time to commemorate the gratitude of the people of Ludlow to the soldiers past and present who have served this country, not least the Royal Welsh Regiment and its predecessors.”

The history of the regimental goat dates back to the American War of Independence when a wild goat wandered on to a battlefield and ended up leading the regimental Colours at the end of a battle.

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Photo Shoot

There are perks to the job too because Taffy gets a two-a-day cigarette ration, (he eats, them as traditionally the tobacco is thought to be good for the coat) and Guinness to drink when he is older “to keep the iron up“.

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Ah! I spy a pub

Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world.   This week is between 10:00 – 11:00.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.

Never a dull moment in Ludlow!

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Reculver Towers and Roman Fort

It was a cold, grey day in June when I ventured out to the North Kent coast to visit a building that had intrigued me when I first glimpsed it in the distance from Herne Bay a few years ago. Twin towers that looked as though they rose from the sea itself.

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An imposing landmark, the twin 12th-century towers of the ruined church stand amid the remains of an important Roman ‘Saxon Shore’ fort and a Saxon monastery.

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It wasn’t always on the beach – coastal erosion has caused much of this site to be lost to the sea, so if you want to visit I suggest you don’t leave it too long.

From the car park it is a very short walk to the site ruins, but you can continue to walk along the coast through the Reculver Country Park to Herne Bay (west) along the Wantsum Way, or towards Margate (east). Given the blustery, wet weather I’m afraid I didn’t venture too far along this coastal path, but in sunnier weather I imagine it is a very nice place to walk or cycle in.

Looking West

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DSCF0533You can see the path leading away on the left-hand side, but this promenade obviously wasn’t the best route forward. I was constantly wiping the camera lens already!

DSCF0552If you enjoy a walk, short or long, then you may enjoy visiting Jo’s Monday Walk where you are in for a treat.

 

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One Day One World Project: 09:00 – 10:00

the food market

A food and drink festival is held in Ludlow twice a year. In spring and autumn. In addition a regular outdoor market is held every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; a local produce market twice a month on a Thursday and sometimes there is a craft market on a Sunday. I have posted some of the window displays for the festivals, now let’s take a look at some of the stalls:

Cheese

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I quite like a “Mojito” cocktail. Preferably in a glass.

Sausages, Sausage Rolls and Pies

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Even those delightful heart-shaped boards can be bought from the market.

Eggs

Plenty of eggs to go around.

Jams and Preserves

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and with so many jams and chutneys you are spoiled for choice.

…so many other delights

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So drink up…

buy British…

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and <3 your local market!

Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world.   This week is between 09:00 – 10:00.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.

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Travel Theme: Inviting

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As waves curve along the beach they also pick up the finest bits of marble; this creates sediment plumes that follow the curve of the beach with the direction of the waves giving the water the most inviting shade of turquoise.

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Myrtos Beach as seen from the coast road

Myrtos has been described as “one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece”, with its “mile-and-a-half long arc of dazzling white pebbles.”

It was used as the location for the mine explosion episode in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin ~Wikipedia

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