Walford, Nr. Baschurch. Another old coaching inn the
Wynnstay Hotel in Oswestry was the destination for the
people for their overnight stop. Day three and after lunch
at the Black Horse at Maesbrook we left England behind
and crossed into Wales accompanied by a toast in Welsh
proposed by Colin Pawson to ourselves and our horses.
We had an unscheduled afternoon stop in Llansantfraid
Mechain to thank Glen at the Wynnstay/Spar shop for all
her help. The scheduled afternoon stop was to collect Major
Bonner Morris and his partner at the Lion and there waiting
for us was an original Concord Wells Fargo Stagecoach
complete with cowboys, quite a sight, especially their antics
as the stagecoach drove off with the grooms treading the
revolving back wheels as if they were lumberjacks before
jumping up the leather cover on the back of the coach. We
arrived at Bodynfoel Hall and were treated to a wonderful
high tea while the horses were bedded down for the night.
How any of us found room for our subsequent dinner at yet another old coaching inn the Royal Oak at Welshpool I will never know.