Kington sunshine walk February


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  Duke Street looking East from High Street.

Not a lot of sunshine this month but I have made the most of what we have had. This months pics take in a couple of detours off the 'official' route, mostly to avoid gloom and mud but also to pick up building materials from ♉Kington Building Supplies [KBS] across the roundabout at the far end of Victoria Road, so just off the 'official' map and a detour beyond the church with views of Castle Hill.


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  It is market day at ♉McCartney's livestock market and a view of ♉Bradnor Hill.


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  ♉J Mart. and Bridge Street.


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  Bridge Street looking towards its junction with Duke Street and High Street.


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  ♉Grumpy Grampies ♉ ♉ Tajmahal Indian restaurant 2 links. Two favourite establishments.


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  Duke Street with ♉Lyudmilla's pet food shop, ♉Margraves Solicitors and ♉ ♉ Jeremy's bespoke clogs 2 links.


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  ♉ ♉ Jeremy's bespoke clogs 2 links with timber for yet more clogs drying outside.


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  Back down the High Street to the Market Hall and the Grapevine organic and wild food shop.


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  ♉Kington Museum and The Coach House.


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  ♉Place de Marines.


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  Up Church Street and The Square and ♉Swan Hotel.


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  Through the kissing gate.


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  down onto the Tramway.


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  The 'cut off cottage' at Crooked Well.


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  The other end of the Square.


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  Another day, this is where Duke Street becomes Victoria Road and is the view from my door and we are heading to ♉Kington Building Supplies [KBS] for some wood.


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  The roundabout at the end of Victoria Road.


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  Somewhere 'over the roundabout'.


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  Sunset Row, named for Meredith's Sunset works who built the houses for their workers.


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  It was also known as Nailmaker's row as the wives hand beat bits of metal into nails.


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  Handmade nails in ♉Kington Museum.


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   The rainbow over Nailmaker's Row.


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  6m long plank, too big for the car so carried home by clog. It only just fits!


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  The Bridge Street bridge and River Arrow in spate.


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  The view from my door looking East along Victoria Road..


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  Looking West along Duke Street


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  Bright and sunny to-day so a longer walk, through the church yard.


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  with a good view of ♉Bradnor Hill


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  Broad beans sprouting well, gave me the incentive to put mine in too.


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  Castle Hill mound..


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  ♉Bradnor Hill to day we will swing to the left in front of the cottages.


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  From where we can see the Back Brook in spate and the end of the old tramway.


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  We take the Old Road away from the Back Brook.


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  then swing round to almost the start again and a good view of Castle Hill.


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  Daffodils, can spring be far away after all?


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  Back along the Old Tramway.


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  Trying to get a view of the hills to the South.


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  All but succeeding but for ♉ 'the 'ouses in between'. a song my mother used to sing as she went about the house.


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  Catkins in the sun.


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  Hold the camera over the hedge and shoot. Only a few ♉ 'ouses in between'


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  try again for a view down a gunnel.


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  Another day and the aim to walk the Tramway and find where the 1902 photograph was taken.


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  The 1902 photograph including Mr Sayce. From ♉Kington Museum


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  The trees obscure the house in the pic.


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  We can just see the house [for now].


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  Looking back towards Crooked Well.


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  The tramway continues but doesn't match the photograph.


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  The back lane takes us home parallel to Victoria Road.


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  Not a lot to see.


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  A glimpse of the hills to the South.♉ 'ouses in between'



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