The Charter Market

Early this morning Jackie drove me to Lymington Market so that I could make a few purchases and photograph some of the stalls. ‘The Market was originally granted a Charter (a document providing certain rights to the people of the town) in the mid-13thCentury, which enabled Medieval Lymington to hold its own market.  Farmers, tradersContinue reading “The Charter Market”

Market Day

Lymington High Street descends a steep incline towards Quay Street at the bottom. The good quality Saturday Market stalls are set up on both sides of the street. Who would be daft enough to struggle through these throngs up and down the hill combining Christmas shopping with a photographic record of the Saturday before Christmas?Continue reading “Market Day”

Tall Cupboards

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, EACH PHOTOGRAPH IN WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN ITS PAGE AND CHECKING THE BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT.  SOLITARY IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT CAN BE REPEATED Early this morning, for the walls at Lal Quilla, I madeContinue reading “Tall Cupboards”

I Hadn’t Seen Rahul

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning Jackie drove us to the GP surgery at Milford on Sea where we were given our flu jabs. There is nothing like joining the priority group above a certain age for letting us know where we belong. Afterwards we travelled on for a short tripContinue reading “I Hadn’t Seen Rahul”

The Angel And Blue Pig Inn

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Work starts early in the morning in the razed North Breeze garden. In preparation for the rear extension, soil has been dug out from the area behind the house. Presumably the digger is levelling off the heap. The fire is now concentrating on rubbish from indoors. WeContinue reading “The Angel And Blue Pig Inn”

Footpaths

SHOULD YOU WISH TO ENLARGE AN IMAGE, CLICK ON IT AND REPEAT IF NECESSARY This morning I walked around the perimeter of the field by the disused phonebox and in service postbox, through Honeylake Wood, and back across the slender ribbon footpath that will soon be obscured by the farmer’s crops. Oak trees are among the latest toContinue reading “Footpaths”

Lymington’s National Hero

This morning we drove to The First Gallery with the last of the prints for the exhibition, and Jackie’s donation of labelled seedlings, with which she has included explanatory notes. On our journey via Beaulieu, cattle basked by the roadside at East Boldre. Margery and Paul’s reception rooms resembled a frame-maker’s workshop, which, indeed theyContinue reading “Lymington’s National Hero”

The Disembarkation

The beauty of our National Book Token service is that these gifts can be exchanged in most bookshops, and are valid indefinitely. This was just as well when I discovered one I had received from Maggie and Mike about 20 years ago. I could add it to the W.H.Smith token Ron and Shelly gave meContinue reading “The Disembarkation”