As yesterday's post was so successful I will post a hundred more pictures from the day. What's that you say....?
Usually this river is teeming with ducks but at the time only this family of swans were elegantly dumping their damp feather all over the bank. Difficult to take pictures when the vehicles are an inch from your heels. Old villages ideas of wide roads do not fit in with mine.
These have the look of Victorian Alms Houses, designed for the 'deserving poor' to keep them in their old age. Quite who qualified and how I know not but it is better than the Workhouse. Who lives their now? Something at the back of my mind indicates they have long since been sold. I do like the statue at the door however, that is the first time I have seen one that fits in place!
This is Spooner's House dating back to 1467 they say. It does look like two houses have been knocked together and what once was doors are now two large windows. I preferred the doors that once stood there but I suppose these folks like to see what they are eating. Of course since they were built all these houses have changed inside and out over the years. If only my landlord would change our windows instead of just painting them to make them look as if they are OK.
Outside one of the remaining
junk antique shops i saw this bike used as dressing for the shopfront. Very good indeed I thought and I was impressed by the finding of a bike in worse condition than mine! I suspect this bike was dragged from the bottom of the river but whether the lass riding it at the time was also recovered is not made clear.
Of course if I have nothing else to say I will use the other pictures....