Thursday, February 5, 2015
Beautiful & Historic Tamworth
The first thing my wife and I saw when we arrived in Tamworth was its beautiful gardens. They crowned the park with their carefully manicured beauty, and brightened our spirits on an otherwise cold and rainy day.
More flowers spread out throughout the town, in raised beds, window boxes, and hanging baskets. It appeared we had arrived during the Tamworth in Bloom festival. Either that, or the banner hanging over this street merely speaks to the pride the locals take in their town.
We had come here to visit the town's castle, and in touring that ancient building, our purpose was more than adequately served. But in walking the streets, visiting its small shops, and letting the atmosphere seep into our souls, we emerged with a love of this town in the English Midlands.
Oh yes, and a desire to someday return.
More than this historic tower, and the beautiful gardens, preserve Tamworth as a place worth remembering and protecting. There's a reason why I'm writing this blog post today, as opposed to any other. It's about a discovery I made since we visited three-and-a-half years ago, and I'll tell you all about it in tomorrow's post.
See you then.