Monday, May 21, 2007
While my mom was visiting, we took a train about an hour north to the old wool market town of Stamford. Begun in the 9th century, it became one of the largest cities in England. By the 16th century, the wool trade moved to a different area of England and the town went into decay. It is now mainly an agricultural and tourism area. We felt like we had hit jackpot with this place. It had great shopping, boutiquey places, but not expensive. The people were so nice and helpful. This town of 18,000 has 30 pubs, but we only went into one of them. Guess we would need an extra few days to sample all of them.