Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Random new year resolutions ... #2

Time to (re-)visit Roundway Down....

Map courtesy here [clicky]

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  1. Walked it last year!! Interesting walk especially seeing the 100ft drop where the Parliamentarian cavalry literally fell! Will post some pics on my blog Had a meal in the Cromwell Inn place mats had a map of the battle...beer was unremarkable although Wadsworth's brewery worth a visit in Devizes, little about the engagement in the museum tho'

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    1. Fraxinus - I last went years ago (5? 6?) prior to my blog but unfortunately I lost the old article I wrote, so it's a good excuse to visit a quite lovely battlefield - I have abiding memories of the birds singing, warm, sunny, and how steep that hill was where Hesselrig's Lobsters were routed to their destruction....

      PS. Overnight'ing in Bath - pints of Pitchfork by the gallon here I come!! :o)

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  2. Always wanted to go to Roundway Down after reading the Nicholas Carter novels Shadow on the Crown books (it's a shame that series finished in mid air).

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    1. Legatus - I have long accepted that I am "weird" (eldest teenage daughters description, secretly concurred by current Mrs Steve the Wargamer), and among my weirder traits are a delight in visiting old battlefields - I have found the ones I've visited invariably beautiful, peaceful, and very instructive... Roundway, Landsdown, and Cheriton should be on anyone's bucket list.....

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  3. Cheriton is very close to my sister in law's house. Maybe next time we go there I'll take my bike...

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