Much Wenlock

From New Meadow Stadium we motored on to Much Wenlock. Here it was where the first modern Olympian Games were held, starting in 1850, leading to the naming of one of the 2012 Olympics mascots as Wenlock.

We had hoped to visit the bookshop but it was a Sunday and it was closed. (Photo from Wikipedia.)

Much Wenlock bookshop

The village is full of olde worlde timbered buildings:-

Much Wenlock buildings

Much Wenlock Buildings

Much Wenlock

To the right below is the Guildhall:-

Much Wenlock Buildings

To the left above is the Memorial Hall. The window above the door is inscribed, “Wen Memorial Hall 1914 1919.” The building also houses a museum.

Much Wenlock Memorial Hall

There is also a 1914-1918 memorial plaque inside Holy Trinity Church.

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