Darkness and rain notwithstanding, we needed some more fresh air on arrival; a late evening walk through the mostly deserted town gave us a good first impression of it. The whole of its centre is traffic free. The house prices advertised seem remarkably low, half the price of equivalent houses in the London area.
Next morning after a good hotel breakfast with Chris and his colleagues Michael and Garry, who had arrived by car, all three of them dressed identically in QNX shirts, I set out to explore Stafford by daylight, and the sun shone for me, so that I was able to take some touristy pictures of the Ancient High House next door to the hotel on Greengate Street and the Shire Hall in the market square.
|Hassocks beautifying the church|
|Edwardian shop in the museum|
|Victoria Park and the River Sow|