The village of Aston le Walls |
|The village of Aston le Walls in Northamptonshire, UK, resting gently almost midway between the conurbations of Banbury and Daventry on the A361. The M40 is within easy reach if required!|
My wife and I moved here in September 2007 and found that the village community is quite unique.
Why, because it stll retains that special community relationship that was present in English villages when I was a boy, but by general concensus has disappeared or at least diminished throughout the UK.
There are numerous evening entertainments, I know virtually everyone who lives here, if not by name, at least as nodding acquaintances and friendly greeters.
There is neither shop nor pub and a bus might come through now and then! It is of no consequence because almost all you need can be found within a 10 mile radius.
In the first few weeks of living here we frequently found vegetables left by our back door. When I was incapacitated after 2 major operations, a neighbour mowed the lawn without being asked and the offer of help, if needed, is only a stones throw away.
The Salmon netters of Mudeford Bay |
Some time ago I took a cycling holiday that included a long stopover in Christchurch, Dorset. One day I walked to Mudeford Bay on the off-chance of seeing the last Salmon fishers on the southern coastline. I was rewarded with a half day and many hundreds of images of these stalwart gentlemen of the sea. Whether it is due to over-fishing or pollution the fishermen realise that their time is nearly over.
These are the best images, in my opinion, from that day.
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Charles John Solly Died 1944 |
A tribute to my uncle Charles John Solly (Mike) who died over Belgium 22/06/1944 aged 22 years when he was a Pilot Officer of a Lancaster which was part of Squadron 207.
Someone whom I never met but in whom I have much pride and affection. I was given his name in his honour.
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Sandwich 2010 |
|The day that some of the Carnegie family had a get together in Sandwich, Kent.||306 Visits|