Sunday 12 April

After a bit of a lie in and a cooked breakfast, we headed off to the Avoncroft Historic Buildings Museum where we spent four hours wandering through the grounds admiring examples of rescued buildings that had been re-erected on the site. There were quite a few agricultural buildings, a medieval town house, an Anderson shelter, an ice-house, a post windmill, and even a three person earth closet which was not for the shy as visitors sat side by side!

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Also there is a fine collection of historic telephone kiosks, and it was a trip down memory lane looking at the different styles. We also wandered into their historic telephone exchange system that was a mass of wires, and clicking and whirring machines.

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Today the museum was having a special telecommunications day where there were specialists on hand to explain the development of the telephone and how telecoms had assisted covert communication in war and how other communication systems had developed such as the Morse telegraph system to semaphore flags and there was an original enigma machine where you could have a go at sending encrypted messages.

With so much to see, it would be nice to visit again. We finished off the afternoon with a cup of tea in their Edwardian tea room.

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4 thoughts on “Sunday 12 April

    • We hope our own telecoms expert might explain it better to us soon! Sadly no custard slices and tea shop not the best but there is a Morrisons who sell them & also an Aldi close by and we’ve just been introduced to ‘waffer thin’ caramel waffles from Aldi. Thankfully there are only 10 in a pack! We’ve just done 29 of the Tardebigge in 3 hours 10 mins this morning and have moored up in the long pound before the final lock where we plan to stay for at least today and maybe longer as there is a good hard edge for painting. We are just 3 miles from you

      • Nearly bought a custard slice from Greggs but they just didn’t look quite good enough today! About to get my painting dungarees out as we want to treat the waterline and they don’t do it here. The main man said that he won’t know what we get up to once he’s left at 5pm. If we do get caught he may have to tell us off in the morning, but if we’d like him to leave some blacking lying around overnight then the pixies could add another coat overnight!
        Well done on the locks, enjoy the painting. It’s meant to be good and warm tomorrow. x

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