Monday, June 02, 2014

The birds of Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle is a fortified medieval manor house (fortified more for show than for defence) standing just to the south of the Shropshire town of Craven Arms. I have blogged about it before and will no doubt do so again.

I was there this afternoon, drinking tea, reading Jonathan Meades, writing a column for the Leicester Mercury and dodging the showers.

A primary school party turned up to draw and paint the castle, adding to the fun of the afternoon.

They were too well behaved to disrupt the local birdlife - swallows returning again and again to their nests through the lancet windows and sparrows waiting for cake crumbs.

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