Guy of Gisborne … at Southwell Minster

Last Saturday, we happened to venture to the old market town of Southwell in east Nottinghamshire. (It’s either pronounced “south-well” like you’d expect OR “suth-ull” – haven’t had a definitive “it’s this way or the highway” yet, because there are people who argue both sides.)

We walked around town for a bit – lots of old houses, particularly of the Georgian fashion (which I love). I’m happy to announce they have a very nice greengrocer’s hidden away on a back street, and a nice little chocolate shop on the high street and a selection of cafés and restaurants. They also have a great big church for a fairly small town: the Southwell Minster.

As we were walking back to the short stay car park (free parking for up to two hours), we came across this … touristy informationy thingy:

You should be able to make out that it says “SOUTHWELL MINSTER” and “IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ROBIN HOOD” and that a green-clad guy it would be safe to presume is Robin Hood is fighting someone. When I looked closer at it, however … I had to take a picture of the text. It’s Guy of Gisborne! Here’s what the sign says:

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Sadly, no mention of Richard Armitage in leather.

For a good ‘n’ proper Guy of Gisborne fix, why not stop by the blogs of Avalon and Judiang? If you want a good story to read about Guy, then Mesmered has a good one going on as well – you’d be a fool to miss it! 🙂


This post is part of FanstRAvaganza 2, a Richard Armitage fanblogging event running 14-21 March 2011. See all FanstRAvaganza posts from this blog. 

This year’s other participants: An RA viewer’s perspective from 33°0’S of the equator, Avalon’s Blog, CDoart, Confessions of a Watcher, From the Quill Tip, Me + Richard, Mesmered’s Blog, Nevermind, Mr. Armitage, Phylly’s Faves, RA Frenzy, The RA Fan Blog, RA Vids & Graphics, The Spooks Fan Blog, and White Rose Writing.

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