Thursday, 2 July 2015

Long Itchington plus a pirate ship.

Long Itchington has always been one of those places we pass through without bothering to actually walk up to the village. This time we decided that we would make the effort.

On the hottest July day on record we found some rather nice half-timbered buildings

and a rather more modern one that sported a rather interesting English Heritage blue plaque.


The church proved to be the only cool spot on a sweltering day.

Boards like this, detailing charitable donations left in a will are not unusual in churches but the donations recorded on this one were a bit different to the usual cash gift. Both Elizabeth and Edmond had left one share in the Warwick and Birmingham Canal, the dividends from which were to go to the trustees of the Long Itchington charity school to support the school. Sorry about the reflection on the board. It was right next to a window and was catching the light.
Just by the church there is a rather fine old pub, The Harvester. We partook of a refreshing pint in this most friendly hostelry and having perused the menu decided to return in the evening for dinner. It was a good decision. The Fillet Steak Rossini was amazing and Jill says her Sirloin Chasseur was equally good. So if you are ever feeling peckish in Long Itchington that is the place to head for. Good beer as well.

Jill's latest cross stitch. Another masterpiece. One day we will get them framed although I don't think we have enough wall space to display them all.

A couple of details from it.

Watch this space...

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