Monday, 30 May 2016

John Webb Windmill

This is John Webb's Mill or Lowe's Mill in Thaxted.

It was built in 1804 for John Webb.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Peckover House

Peckover House is in Wisbech in Cambridgeshire which contains many fine Georgian buildings.

The house, then known as Bank House, was built in 1722. In 1794 it became the home of the Peckover family for over 150 years and was given to the Trust in 1948. For over 80 years the family ran a bank from it. As well Bankers the Peckovers were Quakers, collectors and philanthropists.

The house is a Georgian merchant house and by the standards of many trust properties. It makes a nice contrast to Paycocke's which is a Tudor merchant house. What I love about Peckover is the garden, it is lovely place to sit and read a book. Another that if I ever win the euro millions I would happily want to own.

You park in a nearby car park (free) and have a short walk to the house which is part of a nice Georgian streetscape over looking the river.

Thursday, 19 May 2016


I've just spent a week in Madrid. I was there whilst the sun shone here and Madrid was generally dull. Hey ho

Some pics

The Royal Palace which is amazing and worth a visit.

The cathedral

Plazza Mayor

Puerto del Sol

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Oast House

I was across the river in Kent today. One thing you notice is the number of Oast Houses!