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Tamworth: Ethelfleda Monument

Ethelfleda, known as ‘The Lady of the Mercians’, was the daughter of Alfred the Great and sister of Edmund the Elder. Ethelfleda governed the Kingdom of Mercia from 913 – 918 AD leading attacks on the invading Danes. 136 more words


Tamworth: Crimean Anchor

Located within Tamworth Pleasure Grounds stands a cast iron anchor and chain. The anchor belonged to a captured Russian ship of the Crimean War and was rescued in 1855 by the English Royal Navy Officer Captain Sir William Peel. 26 more words


Tamworth: Stone Urns


Located within the grounds of Tamworth Pleasure Grounds are ashlar urns which date to the 18th century. The urns stand upon moulded stone plinths and are decorated with scrolled handles and top finials. 15 more words


Tamworth: Holloway Lodge

Holloway Lodge dates to 1810 and was built as part of an extensive restoration programme at Tamworth Castle. The single storey gatehouse originally had battlemented crenellations which were raised when the Borough Council added another floor. 26 more words

19th Century Architecture

Self-Publishing My Christmas Song: Part 2

Preparing To Make the Recording

(This post follows on from the previous post Self-Publishing My Christmas Song: Part 1)

Having finished writing our Christmas song for choir, it was full speed ahead to make a recording. 510 more words


A mild start to September

High air pressure will continue to sit above our area today and this will bring mild weather to today.  The satellite images are clearly showing a band of cloud that will move across our area from around late morning / lunchtime onward.   217 more words


A new month but new weather?

The rain cloud that I spoke about yesterday in now fairly well fragmented and although there is still a 40% risk of some drizzle or light rain this morning the risk is greatly reduced from what was on radar forecast yesterday. 203 more words