Alice lives a couple of hours drive from Caistor and Alice doesn't drive so we need to choose somewhere to meet that she can get to fairly easily and we decided to meet in Newark which has good rail connections. I drove there and collected Alice from the station and then we had a lovely day looking at Newark.
Newark is one of those places I often pass through or around on the by-pass but it really is a lovely town. It has a colourful history of well over a thousand years and recently the National Civil War Centre opened there. Alice and I didn't visit that but we did go to the castle which was a Royalist stronghold during the civil war.
|An inviting passage|
|Glorious hanging baskets|
|Nottingham Building Society|
|(New) White Hart|
In fact we liked it so much that we went through that very inviting arch and found a slightly newer pub behind and were able to look back at the ornate building from the rear and enjoy a very leisurely lunch.
|Rear of the old White Hart (now Nottingham building Society|
And you will be pleased to know that Bobo is well but chose not to come down to ground level when Alice's eighteen month old grandson visited from Australia. Sensible bear.