Friday, 3 September 2010


IMG 0002 Llanthony Warehouse NWM

We walked past The Llanthony Warehouse the home of the National Waterways Museum Collection just as the trip boat Queen Boudicca was depositing her passengers. We will miss this boat passing by several times a day, as the helmsman relates a humorous tale of the history and regeneration of the canal in a broad Gloucestershire, accent over a loud speaker!

IMG_0005 Lockside Capstan Winch Bottle went to see the Lock Keeper as sadly we will be leaving the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal after a very enjoyable cruise. I thought this nicely preserved lock side Capstan Winch was worthy of a photo. We then wandered into the city for a couple of things and into Wetherspoons old Regal Cinema for a spot of lunch.

IMG_0007 Arms of Richard III

The Arms of Richard III Charter of Incorporation 1483 can be found on St Michaels Tower at The Cross. We then wandered down a quaint little side lane past Beatrix Potters Shop to the Cathedral.

IMG_0012 Restoration work

Restoration of the exterior stonework  was being carried out. A large carved piece of stone was being delivered by forklift truck. It was carefully deposited on the lift and taken up ready for fitting into place. 




IMG_0026Tomb of the eldest son of William the Conqueror, Robert Curthose in his Knight attire.

IMG_0035 Glosters 1914-1919

A stained glass window in memory of 8100 all ranks of the Gloucestershire Regiment who gave their lives for their country 1914-1919.

IMG_0034 HMS Gloucester sank 1941

Another window in memory of the 723 Officers and Ratings of H.M.S. Gloucester which sunk off Crete May 1941.

IMG_0070 Stained Glass











I particularly liked these little stained glass panels with the sun filtering through them in the Cloisters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the HMS Gloucester window picture. My father was one of the pitifully few survivors from this ship, and I have wanted to see the window but can't get to the Cathedral.