In mediaeval times the Bishop owned all the land in Bamburg. The city fathers wanted to build a town hall, but were not willing to negotiate with the ecclesiastical land lord. They argued that the river running through the town was not "land", and so available for their project. The town hall has survived on the watery site for hundreds of years.
Our walking tour of the town was the first in the rain. It was light and not unpleasant unless, like some of our fellow travellers, you believed the weather forecast. Sylvia was easily spotted in the throng - she put up her union jack umbrella.