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Thursday, 25 February 2016

Wedensday Morning



Just over a week ago I was seeing my wife off to work and went out to open the garage and gates on turning rond to walk back to the house I could not help but notice the red sky. Going up to the bedroom I took a few photos out of the sunrise.






Monday, 22 February 2016

A couple of Blue Plaques



The photos were taken the end of 2013 while I had a few moments in Marston after going round the church





This house is on the corner of Mill Lane and the first thing I noticed was the Plue Plaque




I thought Marston was a smll village that played a big part in our history.  Charles I had escaped and left the Royalists to their own devices which in effect meant surrendering.







After that I headed down mill lane to the church









 Where I might add I noticed this in the porch to Howard Walter Florey. I know now who the unit was named after at the Royal Berks Hospital in Reading




Out the back of the church on the corner of Pond lane is thih house which I have no doubt used to be a pub in the village






Coming out of Church Lane you see Elsfield Road 
 and on the junction is this wonderful ofl school house now the village hall






I passed St Nicholas Church and the war memorial





and along Oxford Road 
 passing this house






and another Blue Plaque, this one to Norman Heatley 




He lived in this row of houses like any one else. Marston it seems has its place in history to be remembered.










 Had to leave and head off after seein the plaques and passed this friendly little cat.

Taking Part in Our World Tuesday




First Macro's




First time I have tried out  a new Macro lens I got for Christmas, need to get some more practice with it though



Close up of a daffodil


Even closer


Thursday, 18 February 2016

Frosty Morning in Piddington


Taken a few years ago but I thought needed showing, I'll follow with a blog soon



















Monday, 15 February 2016

A Crane in Wallingford



Happened to go into Wallingford with my wife the other Friday and the first thing I saw was a crane jib jutting above the buildings 






Well what can I say other than I had to go and check it out







Walked passed Rides on Air, you might have noticed their Van on Midsummer Murders





The crane was working on Pettits refurbishment
Lifting the new steelwork which needed fitting to the building





The road was closed all the way down for cars but you could still walk along there
Certainly stood out in he town






Back in the town I noticed a new shop called busy brush which I think is a restaurant where you can go for a coffee











Going back to the car we passed the green tree  a pub I have been in a few time when I was younger.
Hope you enjoyed my short visit.













Thursday, 11 February 2016

Cloud Watching



Thursday lunchtime with my wife and a cup of coffee on the downs near work where we had fun watching the clouds and seeing what animals  or thinks we could make out .



 Not much looking towards Didcot


 But promising clouds towards reading


We did se rabbits towards Newbury but by the time I took the photo they were gone



Looking towards Didcot again you could see black smoke riseing, someone spoiled the view with a bonfire. Happy Skywatching


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

A Real Butchers Bike







Reading in the Morning



The photos were taken a few years ago now but show an area of Reading which was devastated by bombs on the 10th Feb 1943. Looking at it now it's hard to believe people died here  


The statue of Queen Victoria looking towards the station did not escape unscathed, she lost a finger in the incident

Looking towards Friar Street in the morning Sun
 
If you click the link at the top it will tell you more about what happened


Thursday, 4 February 2016

Goring Weir



Goring Weir in the winter sun after all the rain we had, the Thames is flooded but not as high as in other times I have seen it. Goring lock is over to the right