Out first port of call after the hour's drive over was - coffee. We found an ideal place in Bookmark, a bookshop, with toys and maps and a very pleasant atmosphere.
Like many bookshops now, they host book-signings by authors from time to time. I was tempted to buy a book about the Welland and Spalding's past, but resisted on this occasion.
We walked beside the river - a prominent feature, with several footbridges. The water is clean, and there are a fair number of fish.
As we were there on a Tuesday, the Chain Bridge Forge Museum wasn't open, so I hoped the camera could make the interior out better than my own eyes!
and a scarily enormous circular saw
Gamlyn's Almshouses , built in 1843, replacing late 16th century ones provided by John Gamlyn.
We were surprised by the size and splendour of the parish church of St Mary and St Nicholas.
|The ceiling of the entrance porch|
|The elephant in the church|
|Carvings on the pulpit - see tiny cat creature in the middle|
|A medieval roundel in the wall|
|The gardens are a public park|
We'll be back.