It was a de-commissioned church and really lovely inside with a play area, light refreshments, Waterstone's book shop and an event space that soared up to the rafters.
We met Simon for a quick coffee in the city centre and were amazed when a Roman legion, complete with urchins begging, marched past us on their way to the river.
Simon's event was a near sell-out and as ever, the children loved all his teasing and pantomime antics. Book sales were terrific - and made Helen, the bookseller very happy.
Without pausing for breath - Jonny's event came up next and was in fact the last one that day, and closed the festival.
Not as many costumed pirates were in evidence as were at Cheltenham, but a good and hearty crowd nonetheless and Jonny was still signing books and posters an hour afterwards.
Great hospitality and friendly welcome from Harry, Emily and the team - and nice to meet Jessica who was my original point of contact all those months ago. Thanks to you all!