Carrying on from last weeks walk of the East end of Cholsey, I left you outside Blackhalls Farm now we will carry on back to the village
You will walk past the gates to this place Blackhalls Farm which used to own most of the surrounding land, this is where the owner of the old Danish Bacon company lived. I might add another person called Janet Wedgewood live here as well who was a local photographer who had links to the Wedgwood family
It went in this direction towards Bow Bridge, the corn dryers have been built over the old road
Further along you can look bast the corn barns towards some houses where the backs face old road
It would have one along to the front hedges you seen in the field where it linked with another road also now gone. Further on it connected to the Turnpike
Look over to the right you see the houses on the old East End Farm land, the filed I am looking across will be part of that estate in the near future when they start building on it.
As you near the end of the track you come to this building which is the local veterinary surgery but once there was another building here an abattoir, all that remains of it now are the building in the foreground where the animals were kept. The place now keeps animals that are sick
The track come out by this path which is part of Ilgies lane and takes you to the Reading road, once you could walk across that road and get to the Tames but they moved the footpath
This is the Vets, when it first opened the building was in the carpark in front and the Old abattoir stood where the new building is now
This where we go now along Ilgies Lane which is one of the oldest roads in the village.
You will walk though a lot of modern housing before coming to this part which is the older part of the village, the red brick building you see ahead was the Eagle Pub but closed many years ago,carry on along the lane brings you to the village.
The Morland Artist in Brewing sign on the former Eagle Pub
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