Friday 20 December 2013

A Xmas walk around Louth (Part 3)

The 3rd & final part of my walk around Louth at Xmas.

The walk continues into Schoolhouse Lane.

As can be seen here, the Louth Grammar School had a well known pupil.  This plaque
is on the wall opposite to the school now called King Edward VI Grammar school.

This is the original school building but is not fully used these days.  A figure can
be seen in the gable end niche. 

I enquired at the school who this was but they
weren't sure but I have since been assured
it is in fact a statue of King Edward VI.

This is Eastgate and the main shopping area in Louth.  Although there are a couple of supermarkets
in the town they have not impacted on the small shops and this area is still thriving with a very
lively atmosphere.  Here we have Stevensons greengrocers and the other side of the passageway
is the Packhorse  public house.

The name "Packhorse" leads me to believe it was once a coaching inn but I'm not quite convinced
when I look at the size & height of this passageway.

A nice view through to the courtyard beyond.

No photographer worth his salt could
refuse to take a picture of this Victorian
post box!!

Back to Stevensons greengrocers, a traditional shop and so nice to see they have retained
their shop front blind too.  So many shops, out of necessity these days, have dispensed with
them in favour of the all encompassing steel roller shutters which requires a large box housing
above so the blind has to go.  

Very warm & inviting.

A wonderful Xmas display.

Seen in a window of "The Old Bakehouse", 
now a private residence.

Best wishes to you all for Christmas.

All pictures taken with my Panasonic FZ150 camera.

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