Sunday, 2 August 2015

Weekend in Worcester

Petroc on the Diglis River Moorings
A delightful weekend spot.  Initially I was sad not to have the lovely walk around the racecourse for Barney but we soon discovered good walks at this end of town as well.  There were plenty of people around but down on the pontoon we were well away and very unlikely to have a repetition of our episode last week when were were set adrift.

St Andrews Spire dominating the river scene
St Andrew's church has been demolished but the spire remains as a local landmark. It's colloquially known as the 'Glover's Needle', due to its shape, and because of Worcester's former prominence within the glove making industry. 

This is the sign on the rubbish bins in Diglis basin.....wonder how many dead bodies they have had?
We went to the Cathedral for Sung Eucharist this morning but decided against eating out.   We had contemplated going to the Anchor pub in Diglis Basin but the prices were not what we consider pub prices.  Sunday roast was £12 and all starters and puddings £5/6.  Even the Diglis Hotel only charges £9.95 for their roast and they do a 2/3 course option.  We contented ourselves with a drink in the Diglis Hotel.  Getting a table there was like stepping into dead men's shoes.  It has such a good position on the river that it is hardly surprising.   This was after a walk around town where there was a 'Foodie Festival'.  Lots of stalls with mouth watering temptations!  

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