Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Old Mercia Tour Was a Big Hit

The Old Mercia Tour which I led recently was a big hit.

It was the latest in my series of morning Coach Trips. These ones, popular as they are with everybody, are particularly suitable for people who do not want to be out all day.

Mercia was one of the old Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England, and its heartland was where Leicestershire meets Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

After leaving St. Margarets Bus Station in Leicester, we travelled Northwards and through Loughborough, before turning onto less frequented roads through Diseworth and Breedon-on-the-Hill and having a brief stop at Melbourne.

From there, we drove over the ancient Swarkestone Bridge and made another brief stop at Repton, long ago the capital of Mercia.

We always stop where passengers can buy tea, coffee, cakes etc, but always at a place with plenty of inerest in its own right. This time it was the famous National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas.

Our journey back took us through Lichfield, Tamworth, Polesworth and Atherstone.

My Visitors` Book received such comments as "an excellent and informative tour", "as well as enjoying the tours, I also much appreciate Colin`s choice of coffee stop" and "a most enjoyable day, very interesting".