Tuesday, 27 July 2021

The Vicarage Plantation

 After the photos of the old part of the village took my camera again for another short walk to show you a bit more.

A garden outside a house just down the road is what I call a glorious muddle!

 Turn right up a footpath, sadly there is permission to build on the field on the left.

A good amount of Rowan berries on this tree

 

The old primary school - in a terrible state of repair, it's in some sort of trust connected to the church and there is no money to do anything with it and it can't be sold either.

 Along a field edge to the village woodland

 

Footbridge over a ditch into the wood. This is one of three ways in

 

It's not many acres but is now protected against being built on

 

Well used paths. Not sure how muddy they will be in winter, but good and dry now

 

Younger trees planted more recently. The wood is shaped like a backwards capital E with the big  Victorian vicarage in the middle of one space and the fields in the other.

 

In among the trees are two open fields for a change of habitat

 

This small area is fenced - maybe for flowers- I don't know

I didn't go right round as it  was gradually getting hotter so out of the wood onto the road and home.

Summer of Sport 2021 update............ 
Blue, Colors, Competition, Event, Five
 
Turned on the radio when I woke up and heard the news that Adam Peaty had won a Gold in the pool, then they started talking about the start of the Diving so got up to watch. Tom and Matty had some amazing dives. You don't have to understand the scoring and judging system (I don't) but it's easy to see the synchronicity and amount of splash and I'm so pleased they got the Gold. Then they showed the Mountain Biking and another GOLD! That made a total of 6 medals by 8.30am our time and 4.30pm Japan time on the 3rd day. Later there was more Taekwondo with another Silver followed by Gymnastics and a quick look at one or two other sports. So by the end of Day 3 GB had 7 medals.😄
I can remember the bad years when GB hardly won any medals and it almost (but not quite) makes me feel guilty for never playing the National Lottery - as that's where a lot of the money has come from to fund the improvement.

Back Tomorrow
Sue


33 comments:

  1. What a shame the old school is in such a bad way. It would make someone a lovely home, full of character. xx

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    1. I think it has to be used for benefit of community but the church has no money to do it

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  2. It is a real shame it cannot be developed into a space for community use.

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  3. I enjoyed going on that walk with you. How wonderful that you have the woodland area to enjoy! I've been watching the Olympic swimming and so many of those races are very close. The synchronized diving is amazing to watch as well.

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    1. I'd be terrified right up there above the pool!

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  4. You've discovered a lovely walk, and I do so like a glorious muddle! I also remember those days, almost shameful, when we wondered if we'd even make it past the heats in Olympic events, much less to the final and podium.

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    1. Yes those days when even 1 Gold was an amazing achievement

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  5. I too am enjoying the Olympics and agree we are doing so well. Sad about that Primary School - it will just continue to fall into disrepair I suppose.

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    1. It gets discussed at every Council meeting I think but it's all legally tied up. Need someone to leave the church a million pounds in their will!

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  6. Those HollyHocks are beautiful. I love that little house and agree with Joy the t would make a lovely home. You have certainly found a lovely walk.
    My D took me to M&S to do some food shopping yesterday it was nice to go out - lots of people were still using masks.
    It's over 3 years since I have used my sewing machine and yesterday she helped me to understand it again it took awhile for me to thread it up. I shall keep trying for I want to do some things for the fair they are having later on.
    We had a fair amount of rain last night.
    Hazel 🌈🌈

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    1. There are lovely Hollyhocks all round the village except my garden where they had rust!
      1st rain here today

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  7. Didn't Tom and Mattie dive well! It is hard to believe he is still only 27. It was tense waiting for that final score after the Chinese.

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    1. He's been in so many Olympics - a real champion

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  8. What fabulous woodland and good to see it is being supplemented with newer plantings. Shame that a beautiful building like the old school cannot be employed for some new community purpose and continue to play some part in the life of the village.

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    1. It really is sad to see a building deteriorating so badly

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  9. How sad about the old school - it has the bones of a handsome building. We've been watching a lot of the Olympics as well and also watched GB win the mountain bike racing (watched Spain do it with the women today). I'm currently watching Rugby Sevens quarter-finals :)

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    1. The primary school where I went is now a house after being unused for years so hope something can happen here - but it's all tied up legally

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  10. As everyone has said so sad about the old school, I think I remember something about that and ideas for its use - I was the Churchwarden in the village in Suffolk - and think it was discussed at a diocesan meeting. The Olympics is wonderful, and we have been lucky with all the sport this summer.

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    1. The church is so short of money that they didn't pay whatever it is that they are supposed to pay the Diocese last year so no chance of having the money for the old school - such a shame.

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  11. That's a lovely area to walk in. I would like to live in the school. Structural repairs, new roof and electrics, and it would be good to go.

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    1. It would make a lovely house. So many Victorian schools in surrounding villages have been turned into homes so it's a pity about this one.

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    2. People love old school houses and projects and would buy it.
      I sense a housing estate coming along.

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  12. Thank you for sharing your walk. It looks like a peaceful, lovely area. And congratulations to GBs Gold medal winners!

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    1. I think the wood is very well used by dog walkers but I didn't see anyone on that day

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  13. I happened upon the synchronized swimming and was amazed! Wow! Your divers were so perfect and it was great to see them get the gold. I watch the Olympics on and off and there are so many sweet stories and little upsets that really make it interesting.
    How nice that you have some good hiking close to home.

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    1. We've been watching Tom Daley diving since he was 14 so it was good he finally got a gold.
      It's good to walk just a little way from home and the bit of woodland makes a change from fields

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  14. The fields and woodland trails are quite beautiful and perfect for walking. Open spaces need to be protected for everyone to enjoy. The hollyhocks growing at the edge of the walking path are amazing... very tall with lots of flowers. If only my hollyhocks looked like those! The school in disrepair looks solidly built and could be re-imagined by the community. It would be great if like-thinkers worked with the church to find a good use. Congratulations to England on winning the gold.

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    1. I'm very envious of all the Hollyhocks around the village.

      GB are doing well for medals and everyone is happy!

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  15. Have been watching the ladies win the bronze medal in the gymnastics....they literally snuck it in under the radar and caught the commentators pretty much off guard! Arilx

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  16. How sad about the old school. It is such a sturdy looking building. Surely it could be repurposed into something wonderful.

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  17. Too bad about the old school as others have said.

    What a gorgeous walk you had.

    God bless.

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