Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wentworth and Elsecar

My first day out  for nearly three months with Siobhan, my support worker, because of a problem with social services and my personal budget, or personalised budget - I never know which is the correct term.

It only takes about half an hour in the car to reach Wentworth, where we parked at the garden centre. We had a quick look round; it was mainly Christmas trees, shrubs, primroses and cyclamens on display...the cyclamens had very large flowers. We strolled into the walled garden and climbed up the observation tower in the maze, before briefly exploring the other areas, including the bear pit.

The shops were very much geared to the Christmas season; I wasn't really that interested. My main interest was the farm shop where I bought a couple of large rabbit pies.

We sat and ate our sandwiches in the car before going to explore the village, first of all the new church...the building was locked.

The old church is partially ruined, but part of it is still roofed and in regular use...and it was open, so we could go inside.

We walked back to the car along the main street through the village and then drove down the hill to Elsecar Heritage Centre. The two main attractions we looked at here are the antiques centre and the antique furniture centre...oh, and of course we popped in the cafe for tea and scones.

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