Return To England June 2005

Following on from the "Our Heroes" trip to Italy in May/June 2005 (see my record of the trip here) I accompanied my father on an excursion to England, to visit the parts of Nottingham and district where his father had been raised.

As with my other travel records, the trip is presented here as a travel diary, with notes about each day and selected photographs. The diary is divided into daily files so you can read through the day then go to the record for the next or previous day.

Paul, July 2005

England June 2005

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Day 1 Sun 5 June 2005 Early morning taxi to Linate Airport; flight to Heathrow; rental car trip to Nottingham.
Day 2 Mon 6 June 2005 Day in Nottingham visiting family locations; Nottingham Cemetery; Brewhouse Yard; The Park.
Day 3 Tues 7 June 2005 Drive to Sandiacre for family graves at St Giles; Ashbourne, Clifton; lunch beside the Dove River; on to Buxton; Chapel en le Frith and Glossop. Night in farm B&B.
Day 4 Wed 8 June 2005 Glossop then over Snake Pass to Hope and Castleton. Up to Mam Tor, then over the hill to Sparrowpit, Peak Forest and Eyam. View over Froggatt; then to Froggatt Edge, and Curbar. Chequers Inn for lunch then Matlock, Wirksworth, Carsington Water, then hotel in Uttoxeter.
Day 5 Thurs 9 June 2005 Morning at Wedgwood. Afternoon at Ironbridge Gorge. Hotel in the gorge.
Day 6 Fri 10 June 2005 Black and White villages then on to Tintern Parva, visit to Abbey; evening at Wye Valley Hotel.
Day 7 Sat 4 June 2005 South to the Severn Bridge; east to Henley on Thames; Rowing Museum for Wind in the Willows; lunch with Russell Robinson (Froggatt family), Heathrow and departure.

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