Friday, April 19, 2013

Day Four - Ann Hathaway's Home and a Welcome Dinner in Bristol

On day four the travelers left Bristol and headed to the medieval market town of Stow-on-the-Wold (Sheep on the Hill) and then to Stratford-upon-Avon (Stratford upon the River).  The photo is of Ann Hathaway's home. The cottage has a thatched roof made out of wheat straw; generally these roofs lasted about 25 years. Chicken wire covered the top of the roof to keep the birds out. Four poster beds, in this type of cottage, had canopies because birds/rodents often fell through the thatched roof and landed on the canopy.

Ann Hathaway's home

The Rook family at the welcome dinner in Bristol.

Travelers enjoying good food and fellowship.

A buffet at the hotel was a time for fellowship at the welcome dinner.

All are enjoying themselves at the welcome dinner.

The travelers enjoyed a welcome dinner at the Mercure Holland House in Bristol.