Category Archives: Along the Road

To boil or simmer?

The latest issue of Best of British magazine carries an article I wrote after years of collecting snippets of information and photographs on a topic. It is about the drinking troughs provided for horses in towns and cities from the … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

You never know who or what you might encounter on a stroll through the main streets of a town or city and Oxford last Saturday was no exception. With much of the area pedestrianised or restricted to buses, taxis and … Continue reading

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Water, water

I have lost count of the times today I have turned the tap to wash my hands or rinse some vegetables for the Sunday roast and found that there is no water. Our water company has cut our supply for … Continue reading

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A Droving, a Droving…

Drovers once walked livestock from West Wales to London to supply the markets there. Their journeys took several weeks and their routes can still be traced today in part through the clues they left behind. Llandovery is a good starting … Continue reading

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Spring back

A few days ago we came across a roadside verge that was a mass of dandelions – not just the odd one or two but a sea of yellow. This picture of just a small area hardly does them justice. … Continue reading

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A-Z Blog Challenge Y is for Yard

A yard has several meanings. It is an Imperial measurement (3 feet or 36 inches) a little shorter than a metre. For many people a yard was the word used at school for the playground or outdoor area and then … Continue reading

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A-Z Blog Challenge 2013 V is for Village Signs

The custom of producing village signs is around a hundred years old and began in East Anglia around the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. Edward VII encouraged the local people to design signs that reflected their identity and they were then … Continue reading

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Five Things to look for along the Road

Milestone Centuries ago way markers were all that were required to point travellers in the right direction but the need to measure distance became important once travel had to be paid for according to the distance travelled. Made of stone … Continue reading

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