On this site in 1643 was one of the first battles of the English Civil war. In one of my pictures, we are standing on Parliamentary lines looking towards Snipe Dales and another onto the field where it is said that many of those who died were buried.
On Sunday we headed for South Kyme and the beautiful church of St Marys and All Saints, sadly but understandably the church was locked so we walked around it instead, you can see for miles in all directions. Standing just a hundred yards away is the 11th century South Kyme Tower home of the Umfravilles, who were Norman marcher lords. The Devon Umfravilles were my ancestors, we knocked, being kinsmen and all, but there was no one in, so we had sandwiches and tea in the motor home instead. While tucking into a buttered scone, the sun flashed under the blind and a good job it did too, it reminded me that next week is the anniversary of one of the major battle of the Wars of the Roses, where the day before, the future Edward IV witnessed a parhelion, a natural phenomenon that he took as a sign from God telling him that he and his Yorkist troops would be successful in battle - he was!
Do not worry about my better half being trapped in a tin can and subjected to my historical babbling. He was checking out what sporting event to watch when we got home.
I hope you like my photographs.