This blog is to showcase some of the photo's I've taken, the pictures can be from my archive of many years or taken recently. They are from where I live and the various places I have been. I hope Enjoy my work and come back to visit again
So I stopped off in Erwood after visiting a couple of churches mainly because I needed a pit stop so while I was there I took a few photos around the village.
Back up along through the village, turn right in the distance and you will enter another paart of the village
This way takes you to Builth Wells, the building up on the left is the village hall
The pit stop where I went, I like the little race cars. You might notice a couple of boxes by the entrance where you can make a donation to the upkeep of the loo's. Inside you will find a notice urging you to spend a penny and leave a penny in return.
This little area was built to celibrate the Millennium
The building opposite I think was the old post office
It still has the post box in the window, a very unusual place, and it is still in use
But I had to get a photo of this painted door in the building. I've always admired it when we drove past
I visited this church in Broughrood the other week for the Church Explorer so you are getting a taster of what is to come. On my way back to the car I stopped to get a photo of the church then noticed the cloudy sky overhead, very dark & ominus, and later it did rain heavy
This week the Church Explorer takes you to St Mary the Virgin Kington a village a mile or so from the Welsh boarder. This wonderful church dates back to the 1300th century and has a link to the Hound of the Baskervilles
Today I popped into Wallingford and while waiting for the bus home had a quick walk down St Marys Street
This restaurant is on the corner of St Marys Street and High Street, it has changed owners on many occasions and this is it's current guise as the Shelfish Cow. The last time I noticed it was a tea shop
Heading up St Mary's street you find it is full of shops and places to eat and drink. To the left of me is a Wine Bar with the Dolphin pub just past it. The place on the right of the photo is an Opticians. Back before the 1970's you were able to drive along this street but after some poor lady was killed in a accident with a car the street was closed to traffic and made a pedestrian precinct
Further along the street you will go by a shop that is very hard to pass and not stop to go in, at least with a child. Mr Simms sells traditional sweets like I used to buy in sweet shops.
I will leave you with that thought till I visit the street again for some more photo's
This week the Church Explorer takes you to to Herfordshire and the first of three churches in the county I visited. St Michael & All Angels Lyonshall in an interesting church that dates to the 11th century.