A Knight’s Tale (21: The Summer Of 1947)

This photograph was taken in my grandparents’ garden in Durham in April 1947.  Chris and I  had just learned of our sister Jacqueline’s birth in Wimbledon.   I didn’t think the pram in the background was for Jacqueline, because it belonged to my grandmother. Our attire needs a little explanation.  Chris’s footwear was a requirement imposedContinue reading “A Knight’s Tale (21: The Summer Of 1947)”

From Lattice To Web

I began this extremely hot cloudless day with a walk through Telegraph Woods.  Alongside Telegraph Road, into which Beacon Road forms a T junction, lies this ancient elevated woodland.  I believe the name comes from the fact that the fire beacons prepared as a warning against the Spanish armada (see 7th. July post) were supersededContinue reading “From Lattice To Web”