Monday, 21 November 2011

A Sunday afternoon walk around Bromham, Netherstreet and St Edith's Marsh

Walking through the curly kale field.
Sunday's ramble took us around Bromham, an area of fertile land which supports many vegetable growers, who supply local supermarkets with fresh vegetables.  The photo left show us in a field of curly kale, all planted in very regimental lines.  Bromham church can be seen in the background, and here in the churchyard lies the body of a soldier killed in the 1643 battle of  "Roundway Down" during the English Civil War.  The group can be seen below,  walking towards St. Edith's Marsh with Roundway Down  and  its clump of trees on the skyline, the place where we walked last Sunday.  We walked about 5 miles yesterday, at a time when most of the fog had lifted allowing a little sun to peep through the clouds.   The lowest photo shows a small allotment plot with a bed of nasturtiums still happily blooming.  The weather is so mild that the plants seem totally confused.  A passiflora is booming on my roof garden, surely something is wrong!

Bromham is divided into five small hamlets, and yesterday we walked through two,  St. Edith's Marsh and Netherstreet.  The others are named Chittoe, Hawkstreet and Westbrook.  There is interesting information about the village on:
A distant Oliver's Castle on the down, the site of a Civil War battle

Sunset approaching through an English oak tree.

The nasturtiums are still blooming.

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