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!
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.
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.
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.
A stained glass window in memory of 8100 all ranks of the Gloucestershire Regiment who gave their lives for their country 1914-1919.
Another window in memory of the 723 Officers and Ratings of H.M.S. Gloucester which sunk off Crete May 1941.
I particularly liked these little stained glass panels with the sun filtering through them in the Cloisters.