Sunday, August 22, 2010

Even more of a do

This morning, as part of the weekend entertainment, a guided walk around historic Taunton had been organised for those interested. It's a fascinating old town with Saxon and Norman roots. Did you know, by the way, that anything ending with sex is Saxon?

This, the old library, is much later, and was funded by a generous donation from renowned philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. It's now part of a pub chain, however, over the door you can still see the Taunton coat of arms.
Except ... it should have been removed as it breaks the rules of heraldry. That is an imperial crown and, on a coat of arms, there should be nothing above an imperial crown. Other sorts of crowns and it's okay, and in most cases where this crest appeared they changed the crown but they seem to have missed this one. Ssssh, don't tell!

After the walk we went to the home of my cousin and his wife where their children had prepared a fabulous buffet lunch.

My diet has totally gone to pot this weekend ...

But we've had a lovely time and are very grateful to our generous hosts.


CherryPie said...

Interesting history.

The diet can easily start again tomorrow :-)

mrsnesbitt said...

generous hosts - the best there is eh Liz? Fantastic building!