Hereford, Leominster and Shrewsbury

The day started in a hotel in Hereford which very kindly had left a complimentary vase of dead flowers in my room. How very Gothic!

Dead flowers in a vase

Next up, a visit to see the Godwin tile floor in All Saints Church.

Neo-medieval, Gothic Revival tile floor by William Godwin & Sons, All Saints Church, Hereford

Neo-medieval, Gothic Revival tile floor by William Godwin & Sons, All Saints Church, Hereford

Neo-medieval, Gothic Revival tile floor by William Godwin & Sons, All Saints Church, Hereford

All Saints has another item of touristic interest but to see this one needs to look up (for a change).

View of the gallery cafeteria in St Philips Church, Hereford

Spandrel flasher in All Saints Church, Hereford

Spandrel flasher in All Saints Church, Hereford

Then into the car and home via Leominster, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Bridgenorth, stopping and shopping where possible all the way. The general consensus among dealers I spoke to is that encaustic tiles are now rare and hard to find. But I did find a few.

I had to stop the car near Ironbridge and jump out when I saw this sign which made me smile.

Road sign between Ironbridge and Bridgenorth

All in all, a fruitful and enjoyable trip. I hope to return.