Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Weedon Bec, a royal bolt hole.
The village is also home to the Royal Ordnance Depot, built during the Napoleonic wars as a depot for a battery of artillery it also has a Royal Pavilion built for George III. The plan being that if Le Petit Caporal did eventually get round to invading they could bung His Majesty onto a canal boat and rush him out of harms way.
As built the depot relied on the Grand Junction Canal and had a branch that ran directly into it
The buildings have also been used as a military prison and a military school of equitation. What does the future hold? Current plans are for a retail centre.
For anyone interested, today is the vernal equinox, the official first day of spring. Wonderful, it's snowing.
Forgot to mention it, there is a splendid new greengrocer's in Bridge Street so if you ever stop here you know were to get your five a day:
Watch this space.............