While Darrel and Nigel were away in Weymouth I availed myself of a bijou trip to our nearby beautiful and historic World Heritage site of Ironbridge ……
….. which is held on a par to the Taj Mahal and The Great Hall of China as a wonder of the world and for its unique contribution to the Industrial Revolution.
……. The Ironbridge has stood proud over the River Severn for more than two hundred year was built by Abraham Darby in 1779 ……..
…… and, as a little family aside, has been Morris Danced upon by the Lovely Laura’s mum one Boxing Day a couple of years ago! Which must have been a proud moment!
As I stood there, drinking in the beautiful views I could not help, in flight of whimsy, wonder what Ironbridge was called before the aforementioned Mr Darby built his bridge?????? Hmmmmm
I then decided to take home a small comestible souvenir from my visit, for my teatime repast ……
…… in the form of one of Embrey’s World Famous Hand Raised Pork Pies ….. excellent with just a little summer salad.
I also popped into the “Is Your Name Here?” shop to see if “we” had a Coat of Arms or something ….. unfortunately the gentlemen inside said that though Monkey, (or the derivative Monkeey), was an interesting and unusual name, it did not have any history pertaining to it ……. which was very disappointing …. perhaps Darrell, Nigel and I should endeavour to make our own…..???!!!