Thursday 22 February 1996
Corfe Castle. Somewhere I'd always wanted to go to having seen so many beautiful photographs, but when we got there the weather had decided to do the nasty on us and we had to wander around in the rain. Still, without a doubt it was a lovely place to visit.
Not only the castle was of architectural interest. Almost every building was unique and we found the smallest Town Hall in England, a village pump encased in a blue-painted wooden casing and a gorgeous view of the ruined castle on its high mound, towering over the main street.
Fran was interested in finding the inspiration behind one of her Lilliput Lane cottages, Purbeck Stores.
We decided that the shop shown above was the closest contender.
February is probably not the best time to see England, though it gives a different perspective to some of the picture postcard views that you see on chocolate boxes, jigsaws and cards.
We vowed to return in better weather. All we've actually managed to do since then is visit in summer... which is not quite the same thing!
Large Versions of the Photos: Corfe Castle shop, Purbeck Stores model