Kington sunshine walk March



Sunshine walks in March

Decided that I would change my approach to these Sunshine Walks, instead of waiting until the end of the month I'm going to [try] to do a few pics most times that I go out. I seem unable to stick to the 'official' route [Jeremy's clogs leading me astray] so it might just be a little more comprehensible if I post by date.



6 March 2022

I had intended to start the month on the 'standard' walk but I had been thinking about the site of the post war pre-fab buildings and somehow my clogs drew me there instead.
I am told that they were not 'prefabs' as understood by the standard post war emergency housing usually called that way but wooden 'chalets' removed from the American wartime bases above the town.


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  Presumably like these. Pic from ♉Kington Museum.

Apparently, one of them was set up as a shop and run by a person who soon became known locally as 'Mrs Tesco'
To-day's route started by my going West out of my front door full of good intentions, but my clogs thought otherwise and I found myself diverting almost immediately to go up Sun Lane [named for the pub that used to be at its end on Duke Street], then up to the top of the ridge and heading in a westerly direction more or less parallel to the tramroad and Victoria Road but above both coming out at the roundabout which is where the remains of the prefabs can be found.

5 March 2022

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  Up Sun Lane.


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  The beekeeper's barometer so called because when it flowers it should be warm enough to have a look at how your hives are getting on after the winter.


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  Where the prefabs used to stand.


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  Green linoleum SO 1950s but built to last.


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  Red 'quarry' tiles, now high 2022 fashion.


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23 March 2022
The rest of the month

So much for good intentions, about more walks, but in fact I spent the rest of the month on my knees tiling in the kitchen and hardly was able to raise my head let alone go for a walk. The pics that follow show some of the 'other' things happening in march.


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  Tiling


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  more tiling ... there could be a lot more pics like this!


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  outside the spring is springing and the crocs are croaking


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  still doing a couple of days a week at the museum


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  just had to get the stove end of the floor finished to install the new ♉pantry unit from the ♉Cotswold Company


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  New pantry unit, my secret weapon


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   Need to get the other end finished


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  but would rather have been in the garden where I moved the path and put the slabs behind the greenhouse



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