Its amazing what you can come across sometimes when you are out and about in England. We went to Northampton today to do some visiting and we saw this monument on the side of the road when we were nearly there.
We went to have a look to see what it was and it had a plaque saying that it was one of the Eleanor Crosses.
Queen Eleanor was the wife of King Edward the 1st of England who died in Lincoln in 1290. She was brought back to London, a journey which took 12 days and Edward then had Crosses put up on the spots that the procession stopped each night. This is one of the original three that still remain standing.
This is the Eleanor cross a bit closer up.
If we see any more old stuff when we are out and about perhaps we should call this the Old English Shepherd blog!