Maybe there is an upside to having a cracked rib. Can't go mountain biking, so went for road ride up the Solway coast via Maryport and Silloth. The latter is very much a place that time has not been kind too - full of formerly grand Victorian hotels falling into disrepair. But wait! What's that on the front? A newly opened museum - a private collection of 12,000 model soldiers! Gobsmacked. The owner spent a lot of time in Koln, so many are German minis (might even give IO a run for his money), but there's a massive range of periods and scales. See: http://www.soldiersinsilloth.co.uk/
@ IO: Wow! Pity they aren't on display! This museum's a little - er - English - a return is a must when I've more time to spend there. Might haul Carvel up there on a bike trip if he's a mind. As for the sign - best ask Mr C. @ Mikeland: Don't think the boss was too impressed. She doesn't think I need any encouragement! @ Cubster: Funny, there weren't many elderly folk about ... guess they all get fed to the ...
The fish and chip shop looks very good though. Thankfully, it's not called H.Briss & Sons. Silloth seemed a nice little place that needs a boost; I hope the museum keeps going.
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