Bottle said did I fancy a walk into Rugby, so I said yes, then he said “See you when you get back then!” Anyway we walked there and I thought maybe he was going to treat me to something in the sales seeing as I had no present to unwrap for Christmas but, surprise, surprise, all the shops were closed. So we did a bit of window shopping instead. Anyway, we found that Wetherspoon’s was bustling with people so we went in to join them.
Most Wetherspoon’s have interesting montage pictures around their walls. This one was about Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll author of Alice in Wonderland. He had spent three years as a schoolboy in Rugby, which he didn’t care for much.
On our walk back we spotted this lovely little Burrell Traction Engine in steam being steered around the boatyard at Clifton. It was lovely to get out on a dry day to enjoy a long circular stroll into town. In all our wanderings we probably covered about 4 miles!
A link to where the traction engine is available, you may wish to ensure you are sat down before you see the price. http://www.steamtractionworld.com/index.htm.
We have no connection whatsoever with the company.