Today, on our way to Colchester to catch up with our friends, Mike and Gwynn Arnott, we stopped for a considerable time in Lavenham. This was once one of the wealthiest towns in the country, with its famous blue cloth exported across Europe. It was a weavers’ village from about 1340. The weavers’ cottages are still there. Some have been restored, but some of the Tudor buildings are quite crooked now. This gives the village a certain charm. The Lavenham church is enormous and we saw a wedding about to take place there. It was a cold day and even colder on the top of the hill where the church was situated, so you can imagine how the bride and bridesmaids looked in their backless frocks. After this we drove to Colchester where we had lots of fun catching up with Mike and Gwynn.