28 friends joined this walk. The sun stayed out and Janet gave us a great explanation of the development of Mountsorrell. The town developed around a major transport route which required 32 large coaching inns to service the travellers. The town was also divided by two manors. The North Manor was gifted by William the Conqueror to his nephew who developed the manor and many very large houses remain today and were pointed out to us. The South manor was owned by the Earl of Leicester who had little interest in it and consequently became the housing for the working classes.
Following the walk we had a full afternoon tea at Stonehurst Farm. This was classic Elizabeth who always wants a good social meal as part of our trips. This was no exception with excellent sandwiches, cakes and large scones with jam and clotted cream.
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