Lovely day out in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 02:01 23 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:10 10 June 2010

We recently had a few days away in our motorhome. On May 24, my wife and I found ourselves in Exmouth. My wife is wheelchair bound so we are, of course, used to problems which accompany this. Happily we found Exmouth to be an excellent place to spend a da

We recently had a few days away in our motorhome. On May 24, my wife and I found ourselves in Exmouth.My wife is wheelchair bound so we are, of course, used to problems which accompany this.Happily we found Exmouth to be an excellent place to spend a day out. Lots of wheelchair access on pavements, doorways etc.Also, we happened upon the local annual festival and watched bands play in the Manor Gardens as the sun shone down on us.The best point though, (which is why I write) came in the late afternoon. Whilst returning to our vehicle via plenty of side streets, fatigue and severe shoulder ache set in as we had a "chair" problem.Just after letting out a rather dramatic sigh, a friendly voice suddenly asked if we were ok. It was a local landlord who very kindly took us into his establishment for rest and recuperation, while he repaired our chair with a few allen keys. The landlady made us feel most welcome by saying that she would make us senior honorary members of the club for the evening.We left two hours later, energy restored after a couple of magnificent rump steaks accompanied by a glass of real ale.Thanks to Exmouth and especially to the proprietors of The Manor Cottage, (a hidden gem) for a lovely day. Mr Chris Bretherton,6 Norwich Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan.

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