I had to go to Alderley Edge yesterday. Its a very pretty little town on the Cheshire Plain - a small high street, lots of speciality shops and boutiques, no national chain stores. It also has a lot of very, very big houses, where people with very, very big salaries live. Like footballers. And bankers. It likes to think of itself as a little bit different, and a little bit better than anywhere else.
Yesterday I remembered to take my camera with me. I've always wondered why Alderly Edge has to put its speed restriction signs on little houses on legs!
And this sign post reassured me that when I was pushed, it was good to know which way to go!!
"The Edge" is actually a big sandstone bluff, from where there is a great view over the surrounding countryside. Mostly only in winter, as intervening trees have grown rather tall. The Edge is interesting, apart from good walks in the woods, as there are prehistoric copper mines there. They were used in the Bronze age, the Romans also mined them, and they were mined for the copper until, I think, the 17th Century. Its fascinating to think how many men have used antler picks, iron picks and modern steel picks to hack away at the valuable ore there. The Edge is a favourite place for families, loads of big sandstone boulders to play on and areas to run around in.
And just for you creative people, there is a little tree-lined lane all for you!
Have a happy Wednesday!