|Partizan Main Hall|
Sidney Roundwood acted as our chauffeur, whisking us from Roundwood Towers up to Newark - a drive in which I would have been highly stressed if I had to undertake myself, so thank you again Sidney for taking that on.
|The British Civil Wars|
We visited the newish National English Civil War museum located in the centre of Newark. I was initially struck by how relatively small it was, but this was aswaged by the quality of the exhibits. I particularly liked the special exhibit on 15/16th century medicine, especially the books and wheelchair of Sir Thomas Fairfax and the plague doctor's creepy regalia.
|Campaign Boots of Sir Thomas Fairfax|
|Sir Thomas' Wheelchair that he used later in life|
|Curt the Plague Doctor|
We stayed at a wonderful B&B called 'The Lions' and had excellent fair at both the 'Prince Rupert' pub and 'The Rushton'. All highly recommended.
On Sunday, after a leisurely English breakfast we meandered our way to the George Stephenson Hall which hosted the Partizan show. I really have nothing to compare it with but I thought it was a wonderful event - well attended, efficiently run and with many tempting things to see and buy.
|The Bloggers' Meet-Up at Partizan|
There was a bloggers meet-up in the early afternoon arranged by Pete (Panzer Kaput) - thanks Pete! I had the pleasure to meet up with a few old salts from the Painting Challenge and make some new acquaintances as well. I great occasion and a fine bunch of people.
|Ian showing us his amazing 6mm Greeks|
After Partizan a few of us retired to 'The Prince Rupert' for a few drinks and excellent fair to match the company.
|The Post-Partizan Pub Visit (Tamsin serving as Photographer)|
|Some Partizan Loot to Ship Home|
|Kara, Indy and 'The Obliterator'|
|Lovely OtterHounds from Dave (which look very similar to our 'Oscar')|
Great momentoes from a wonderful weekend in Newark!