This is the village of Cockington, a place I used to frequent on a regular basis with either family or friends. Back then I never thought about its history very much or how old the village was, but I have since found out that it was mentioned as far back as The Domesday Book, which was written in 1086, at the behest of William the Conqueror. I found the photo below online and as you can see it was taken in 1900. It hasn't changed much has it?
After our very special time in Normandy and then a fun time in London, I found myself eager to get down to Devon and show my family all the old haunts, this village being one of them.
We spent a very special hour or two in the village and if you look through the gates above, this is where we enjoyed a good old-fashioned Devonshire Cream Tea.
It was very relaxing and when we arrived we had the place all to ourselves for most of our cream tea, and only one other family turned up just as we were about to leave. We arrived early and the village was still very quiet.
Celia had never had scones before and she loved the ones we had while in Devon. We all did really.
And I thoroughly enjoyed my cup of tea.
and we all agreed, the scones were delicious slathered with clotted cream and strawberry jam, the only way to have a scone in my humble opinion.
It was a relaxing time for all of us.
I would have loved to have taken this turtle home with me.
Before long it was time to move on and explore the village a little bit more. I'll have Part 2 ready for the next posting.