After exhausting my known sources, I sat on the banks of the Wye and had a late picnic lunch. This was the view:
Then I walked past and back over the old bridge
I wanted to see the Mappa Mundi and chained library. But they were closed as there was to be a funeral service.
|Cleric lighting candles|
The skies were weeping too, so I sought shelter in the Black and White House Museum.
It is a faithfully restored home of the Civil War Era (Mid-1600s). They had cannonballs that had been found in house remodels from when a Scottish Army allied with Parliament besieged the Royalists in Hereford (1645).
|War is heck and Civil Wars are heckier.|
|The Master's Bed with trundle and those weird bed sticks to beat down the mattress and likely the servants and family, too.|
Not able to see the Mappa Mundi, I headed out for adventures in the rain taking the long way home.
I found Sollershope, the birthplace of Sister Mary Taylor Mayo, who died on South Pass when Elinor Vaughan went on with Ellsworth's Handcart Company (1856).
|St. Michael's, Sollers Hope, Herefordshire|
|The cross is 15th Century, restored by WWI Vets as their War Memorial.|
|St. Mary's, Brilley, Herefordshire|
|Plenty of daffodils in the churchyard at St. Mary's, Brilley.|
We almost caught some rainbows on the way back to Talgarth.