Monday 12 September 2016

Agatha's Birthday

If you had walked around Cholsey or Wallingford in the last few days you would have seen posters & flyers like this around the place

They were advertising the Agath Christie weekend where events were taking place in both Wallingford & Cholsey

There was even a big banner on the old village post office fence

Cream teas were being served in Pavillion (village hall)

and if you were lucky you might even bump into Hercule Poirot 

The whole churchard had been cut & cleaned up for the event and flowers decorated her grave
I looked at the dates on here headstone and saw she was born in September 15th 1890, the event was to celebrate her birth

Going back I heard a steam train and went over to the churchyard wall to get a photo of it taking people to Wallingford as part of the even

Any one recognise the train. Yep it's Ivor the Engine which is looked after by the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway 

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  1. I remember you telling me about Agatha Christie's grave in your local churchyard. Like the way the whole community seems to be involved in the celebrations.

  2. I am on a Poirot binge - think I have read 15 books so far!

  3. Cool! So funny about the train engine, though :)

  4. What an event ~ such fun and history ~ neat photography!

    Happy Creating ~ ^_^

  5. You had me with the title, Agathas Birthday. I'm a huge fan and love your Poirot photo. Would love to visit your town and help celebrate. I've read all her books multiple times. Great post!

  6. What fun!
    I am a big Agatha Christie fan!

  7. Uma grande escritora de livros policiais.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

  8. Love, love, love Agatha Christie! Great tribute.

  9. Oh that looks like so much fun Bill.. I'm sure there will be many mysteries to be solved. Will you be participating? 😊

  10. What fun! Wish I could have been there.

  11. That is so cool! I love the Hercule Poirot photo. What a lovely event to remember an awesome author.

  12. What fun it would be to run into Hercule Poirot. I've recently been watching (again) all the old TV shows starring David Suchet. They are all on Netfix now. I've watched all but the very last one where he dies. I'm not sure I want to watch that one again.


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