"Redditch - New Town"
Redditch New Town was created to be the overspill town for the population in Birmingham. It is centrally located within the Uk, with major Motorways quite close. Mainly the M42, M40,M6 and M5. Basically you can get anywhere from Redditch with Relative ease. Stratford-Upon-Avon, Evesham, Worcester and Birmingham are all a short drive away (as in no longer than 40 minutes)
"Excitement In Redditch LOL"
We had some excitement last week (jan 2004) with a snowfall, followed by rain, then snow again and lo and behold it all froze, so the roads were murder. Picture taken out back of work area.
How sad to get excited about a small amount of snow.
A Day Trip to Goodrich Castle
"Goodrich castle On the Welsh Border"
My Girlfriend was visiting from Russia and while she was here we took the opportunity to do a number of day trips. This particular one involved a short drive down the M5 then onto the M50 to get to the site. The weather was great and as you can see from the photographs the castle is stunning and the weather was very good to us.
This is a fantastic castle, not exactly geared up for tourists, which in my opinion is better. Since I prefer my castles Straight. LOL.
"On top of the World"
Here we are posing at the top of one of the restored towers of the castle. It is not a hard climb up the stairs, but you can see they would prohibit or make very difficult fighting in close quarters.
Looking across to the remains of the other tower.
Looking into the remain of the castle courtyard. In the top centre can be seen the archway which is part of the Great Hall that was here originally
This is the rear area of the castle, near the drop off point down to the River Wyre
Further round the castle. picture taken from the dry moat section looking up and across the castle walls and tower bases.