Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Glorious autumn weather

The town was looking lovely yesterday morning.

After a visit to my audiologist to get some advice about what to do after my ear infection clears, I strolled through Churchyard. Coffee was being served in Church House but I was on my way to see a new yarn shop that had just opened on Bridge Street.

A detour to check the market for a spare camera lense from the second-hand camera stall, took me past the large flock of Canada Geese grazing beside the river

The search for a camera lense proved fruitless (although there was fruit-a-plenty). It was Tuesday, a 'full' market day with stalls selling new goods of all sorts, including fruit and veg. Friday is the day for brick-a-brack and second-hand stalls.

At the opposite side of the Church, there was a little bit of France playing in the sunshine.

Tilehouse, looking south. Bucklersbury the turning on the right
And so to Bridge Street - a street full of 15thC buildings that needed protecting from the heavy through-traffic on its way from Luton and the South, and Cambridge and the North. The centre of town streets were built for coach traffic of the sort drawn by horses. Heavy lorries and increasing numbers of cars were beginning to take their toll on the structure of the buildings. A 'by-pass' was completed in the early 1980s, protecting the street. Traffic is allowed only for access to the other three medieval streets, Tilehouse Street, Bucklersbury and Sun Street.

My destination was Knit Knacks, a new yarn shop which opened at 11 Bridge Street yesterday and already stocks Woolly Chic kits. It is next door to Just Desserts, which makes it an ideal place to spend some time with yarn and cake.