Wenlock Priory

Back in July of 2012 be we finally became member of English Heritage.  We had been members of The National Trust for a number of years and it is fair to say that we had certainly used our membership to the full.  After an internet search I discovered that there were so many other places we would be able to visit locally if we took up membership with English Heritage too.  Our first place of call was Much Wenlock and Wenlock Priory.

The Anglo-Saxon monastery dates back to around 680 and is situated in the picturesque town on Much Wenlock in Shropshire.  Much Wenlock was the birth place of Dr William Penny Brooks who was the inspiration of the modern Olympics games and as recognition to the part Dr Penny Brooks played in the modern Olympics during the 2012 London Olympic Games one of their mascots Wenlock was named after the town.  At the time of our visit the town itself was in full Olympic celebrations as the Olympics were due to start the following week.

The Priory is mainly ruins today but there is a stunning  topiary-filled cloister garden on site too.

I was really happy with some of the photos that I took that day; they really showed The Boy and Girl’s playful side.  Messing around together and hugging each other, something that becomes more rare as they get older.  Here is a LO I made using some of the photos.  The title is taken from something The Boy said to me when I asked that they stood still for some photos; He couldn’t stand still as he was too busy having fun in the summer sun whilst it was here.  Even at the age of 10 he fully understood the weather in the UK!

The LO is made using Studio Calico Memoir Papers, October Afternoon buttons and brads from stash.


  1. 11th April 2014 / 2:23 am

    Very cool! We belong to the National Trust for Historic Preservation here in the States and it’s nice to be able to get into National Trust sites when we go on vacation.

  2. 25th April 2016 / 7:26 pm

    This isn’t so far from me, but I’ve never been… I’m definitely going to have to make the effort to visit this summer 🙂

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