|Thornbury Town Pump|
About 10 minutes drive away from where we live is the pretty market-town, Thornbury
Thornbury is a 'Britain in Bloom' award winning town.
One of Thornbury's most notable features is its castle, a Tudor structure begun in 1511 as a home for Edward Stafford, third Duke of Buckingham. The two intricate redbrick chimneys were built in 1514, and are similar to those found at Hampton Court Palace. Cardinal Wolsey beheaded the Duke for treason in 1521. Following the Duke's demise the castle was confiscated by King Henry VIII who stayed at the castle for ten days in 1535 with Anne Boleyn
Following the English Civil war, Thornbury castle fell into disrepair but was renovated in 1824 by the Howard family. The castle is now a 27 room luxury hotel and restaurant.
|Thornbury Castle. Begun in 1511|
Thornbury Township, Pennsylvania, USA was established in 1687 and named by George Pearce after Thornbury, Gloucestershire. the native town of his wife Ann.
Recently we visited Thornbury and took some pictures
This beautiful building can be traced back to 1590. It is now the Town Hall, but previously was the Police Station. The front of the building shows 'Police Station 1860' which was when it opened for that purpose.
The flowers going up the side steps are so cheerful
Each side of the High Street is lined with little shops. These shops are not full of antiques or expensive items. Much of the town's residents do their daily shopping here. There is also a small shopping arcade. You might just see the archway leading to it.
Here on the left side is The White Lion public house (Pub) These are traditional style pubs where you can also enjoy evening meals and lunches
On the other side of the street is 'The Swan' Public House, in case you fancy a change : )
Visiting Thornbury is like stepping back into the 1950s. Everyone is polite and friendly. They stroll up and down the High Street and have time to smile, or chat. No-one seems to be in a mad rush to get anywhere.
This gentleman is coming out of the little garden centre with his purchases.
Above is the old Register Office. Can you see the bunting strung across the road in the background? It is there year round. These special touches are much appreciated by visitors.
Here is a view of the florist shop. I love their bicycle with it's basket brimming with blooms. I would imagine that much of their trade comes from local shopkeepers
I do hope you have enjoyed visiting Thornbury with me. And if you ever get to visit in person, try the small bakery teashop on the Arcade. It has old fashioned wooden chairs and tables, and serves large cups of delicious Hot Chocolate for £1.95 each ($3)