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Menoffagainorrhoea; Road Trip Continues

On Monday you saw the start of a frenetic two-day adventure. We left it at the war memorial in Alnwick...

You will recall we were on a Geocaching mission. At the Bondgate, the second clue was found... it was built in 15th century - yup it is very nearly 600 years old. Nothing in the great span of time, to be honest, but impressive nonetheless.

This is much later - Alderman Adam Robertson was local decorator who did well for himself in that as well as in local politics. He was a also a Freemason.

This water fountain, complete with trough for horses too, was dedicated to his fellow citizens in 1891.

That was our third clue found.

After a fair while trying to locate another clue somewhere hereabouts, we moved up the street a ways and came into the old Market Square.

Another clue was related to the Market Cross (plinth dates back to 15thC, 'head' renewed in 19thC).

I was not being that much help in the searching, to be honest; left that to Aitch and niece#1 - I was the unofficial trail photographer ... &*>

The town hall provided the last clue that we were able to locate on this day... (I think I typed that as six in total on Monday's post, but actually I think there were another four or five still to track down!)

Aitch is very patient and said that she and the girls would pick up the search again on their next visit.

She and I drove off, leaving niece#1 to head for home.

One could spend whole weeks in this wee town and still not discover all its wonderful secrets! We had two hours.  Oh well.... Aitch and I meandered down the coast - more on that Monday!


  1. Hello, looks like a great roadtrip and a fun time searching for clues. The town is pretty. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

  2. So much history and beautiful architecture!! I don't think I would have been able to concentrate on the geocaching clues either :-).

  3. I would be the official photographer, too. No good with puzzles!

  4. BREATHTAKING Town... we love seeing all the buildings and knowing how much HISTORY they hold...
    BTW... our Dad is a Freemason... and he and mom are Both Eastern Stars...

  5. We think being the photographer was the best job!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. Oh what a beautiful place for a geocache adventure. I haven't done that for ages... think we should join the geocachers again, that was a nice hobby somehow :o)

  7. I love everything old, something we have little of in Oz, except for old people like Phil and myself. Lovely photographs xx


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