I had 2 reasons for going to Northants this weekend. Firstly to visit Auntie Mary but also to visit as it would have been Mum's 90th birthday. So I wanted to do some sight-seeing of the village of Stanwick
I knew as a kid. Until I was 18/19 we used to go up every 6 weeks, or so.
Grandma & Granddad's graves
St Lawrence's Church Stanwick
The cross at the back, is an actual WWI marker from France
The intrepid explorer
The font, where mum was christened as a baby.
My Great grandfather's grave ... having travelled around a lot, he ended up dying in the village that he had been born in!
The house where Mum was born in 1928
The Gospel Hall - where Mum was baptised in 1943, and both my Grandparents had their funeral services, now a home.
A sign on the old school rooms, now a village shop
The roll of honour lists all those from the village who acyually enrolled to serve during WWI - my great uncle is Alfred Edmund Burgess Hillson
When Mum was a kid, and in fact as I remember it, the village was surrounded by fields. However they have made a nature reserve there ... and Jiffy and I visited it in the afternoon -
There was a Roman villa locally - this celebrates this event
The amazing kids play area
The intrepid explorer is being busy, as ever
The visitor centre