Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wallingford - 23 June, 2014

Today was just a short cruise up the Thames. As we arrived in Wallingford there was a very tempting mooring right in the centre of town. By all reports Wallingford was a town that required a visit so we decided that we would stay the night in this historic town. The bridge apparently has stones that date back to the early 1500s. With castle ruins and a pub (the George and Dragon) that reportedly was the hiding place for Dick Turpin it sounded like the perfect place to stay. Agatha Christie lived here and used it as the basis for  her novels and it is the setting of the fictional town of Causton in the TV series Midsomer Murders. There is also a regular producers market here, but unfortunately it is on Saturday - today is Monday. The buildings in town have a very French country medieval feel and apparently underneath the new Waitrose supermarket building lies a medieval cemetery.
Interior of the George and Dragon
Tombs in the All Hallows Cemetery
Another perfect day on the Thames.

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