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May 18, 2009 - West Midlands

Preston in the West Midlands was to be our saviour so we took full advantage and spent a few days catching up on the mounting washing and, of course....a little PC nerding! While in the area we took a look at the popular Southport Beach before heading further south to the little village of Madeley. Our hotel, a 16th Century manor house, was our rest point. Originally a monastery, dating back to the 11th Century, the property was claimed by Henry VIII after he and 'Popey' had a falling-out. He eventually sold it in 1544 for 946 'quid'......

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