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Weekly Photograph Challenge – Local

The Ham at Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire UK. A huge expanse of water meadow dominated by Tewkesbury Abbey where we walk our dog Alfie, enjoy swathes of meadow buttercups in early summer, home to skylarks, curlews, gold-finches, warm breezes, and us: Tony … Continue reading


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Weekly Photograph Challenge: Detail

If you are going to an event in a place you are not familiar with you need to know the details before-hand. Last weekend the town Tewkesbury ‘celebrated’ the 1471 gruesome Battle of Tewkesbury, were two armies slugged it out … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilant

Tewkesbury Abbey surfaces in a sea of buttercups; joyous indeed…a feeling of great happiness. weekly-photo-challenge-jubilant

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Travel Theme/Wheres my backpack: Smooth

Ailsa has given us ‘Smooth’ Here is treacle, olive oil, warm chocolate, paint, mercury, liquid silver…? No… It’s Fresh Water. The River Avon at Tewkesbury in summer evening light; liquid, smooth without lumps. http://wheresmybackpack.com/2015/04/04/travel-theme-smooth/  

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Daily Prompt: Welcome Stranger

My town is Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire in the UK. It’s a pretty town on the rivers Avon and Severn, medieval half-timbered buildings and an ancient Abbey. What would surprise a visitor would be how untidy and unkempt our little town is. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

https://2far2shout.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/435.jpg”> A family of travellers on the move through Tewkesbury High Street seeking pastures green and a slower, quieter style of living. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/street-life/

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Travel Close to Home: Tewkesbury’s Mop Fair

Tewkesbury’s Mop Fair The Tewkesbury Mop Fair dates back to 12th century when farm hands,  labourers, servants   and craftsmen looking for work, would take along a piece of equipment to   represent their trade. Those with no specific   skills would carry a … Continue reading

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Travel close to home: Tewkesbury Severn Ham

The most dominant feature of the Gloucestershire town of Tewkesbury, aside from the confluence of rivers Avon and Severn, the medieval buildings and alleyways, the 10th century Abbey and the site of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury, is the Severn … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sign

I found this sign in my hometown of Tewkesbury. First recorded settlement was in 7th Century. A monastery in 9th century established the site of present day Norman Abbey. The town is littered with medieval and Tudor buildings and site … Continue reading

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There’s nothing better than encountering a rainbow when you least expect it. This one in Tewkesbury on Wednesday after the open market closed until Saturday. Guaranteed to thrill.

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