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Trip with Probus St Albans on Tuesday April 2nd 2019

http://www.pjspictures.me.uk/!!aSaffron.htm for Peter's pictures

We arrived in Saffron Walden and it was drizzling gently as e walked through the market

The Rows & Information centre

Library which used to be the Corn Exchange

Drinking Fountain

Pet supplies

Winter pansies

Butcher's shop

Hospice shop

Mediaeval building

We had an early lunch at The Old English Gentleman in Gold Street.

The Cross Keys Hotel



Corner Cupboard

Narrow alley

Insecure door

Barber's prices

Handsome building

Pargeting is a decorative or waterproofing plastering applied to a building's walls. The term, if not the practice, is particularly associated with the English counties of Suffolk and Essex. Wikipedia

The old Sun Inn


The Unaccompanied Children of Calais, a statue near St Mary’s Church in Saffron Walden by the town’s sculptor Ian Wolter

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin is the parish church of Saffron Walden, Essex. It is the largest non-cathedral church in Essex with an overall length of 183 feet and the spire, 193 feet high, which is the tallest in Essex. It was designated as a Grade I listed building in 1951. Wikipedia

Wooden lecturn

The spectacular trompeta real ( royal trumpet) on the organ in the church of St Mary, Saffron Walden, Essex.


Brass figures

The nave of St Mary the Virgin from 1520

The Parish House

The Museum

Pity about the cars

Bridge Street

We visited the

 chocolate lady

for an interesting demo and cream tea

We had an uneventful journey home after an excellent day out.   We will visit Saffron Walden again in better weather.