Saturday 1st July 2017 in Worcester.
Half the year gone! Where did the time go?
The morning dawned a little cloudy but with a promise of a fine day to follow.
In the Cathedral, the local Worcester Choir was rehearsing for the Three Choirs Festival, held each year as a competition between Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester. This year the Festival will be held in Worcester later in the month.
M didn't recognise the piece, which sounded like a modern composition - one of those pieces where the pianist is playing one thing and the choir appears to be singing something totally unrelated. However, we both agreed that the choir was VERY good!
The City is proud of its connection with Sir Edward Elgar who was born and brought up here. His statue normally stands as the centrepiece of the square opposite the Cathedral but, at the moment, he stands in solitary splendour behind steel barriers while the square is being resurfaced.
As we walked back towards MM, we discovered some lovely arcades and old buildings including "King Charles House" from which Prince Charles (later Charles II) fled after the disastrous Battle of Worcester on his way to an oak tree and temporary exile.