The Market Place in our town is at the highest point. It isn't really a square, more a sort of squashed polygon. On one side is the Parish Church of St. Michael's and all Angels, next door is the Town Hall, the Police Station, then the Library, and the other sides are shops. Much has been altered, the older shops gone, taken over or just flattened when they built the Indoor shopping Mall.
The Parish Church has a rather ornate arch over the steps leading to the churchyard. On the top is a cute angel, holding her skirt up!
I walked around the side of the church, and found these fallen angels! They were neatly arranged by the side, but there was no indication that I could see where they had come from. One seems to be playing a small harp, and the other a trumpet. I thought they were rather sweet, but sad.
You can generally see the hills beyond from any part of the town which opens to the east. Church Street leads from the Market place down a steep hill.
At right angles to this road, down the side of the churchyard, from a road originally called Churchwallgate, steep steps lead down to the bottom of the hill.
In the Library, which used to be a Bank, when Banks were ornate places, I found a bit of the original floor. It was beautifully tessalated (is that the word) with lovely curlicues.......
......in the corners. The library had kept just a square of this gorgeous floor, the rest, presumably damaged, was carpeted and the whole place had been opened out and refurbished.
It was good to think that they had kept this reminder of the older days, when Banks were staffed by people, not computers, and you could go and see the Bank Manager to ask for a loan!!