|Building of the day - St. Alkmund's Close|
|The back bacon from Appleyards is amazing, almost a foot long and with lots of crispy rind.|
There was a lunchtime concert given by the Shropshire Wind Ensemble in St. Chad's church today.
Beethoven's Rondino in E flat minor was played by the octet of two each oboes, clarinets, horns and bassoons. They were joined by a contra bassoon for Krommer's Partita in F major. The playing was good and the concert was well attended. The contra-bassoon is a massive instrument that is not used a great deal. It plays very low notes and was quite effective.
|The contra-bassoon is centre right|
From St. Chad's we had lunch at the Armoury.
|Beef bourguignon with apple dumplings|
|Waffle with apple and cinnamon ice cream|
|Walking back it was good to see that C.R. Birch (see Wednesday) does keep regular business hours.|
Friday evening is bell ringing practice at St. Mary's church.