Every Picture Tells a Story     December 2018

Old Weavers Cottages
Castle Combe, Chippenham

Old Weavers Cottages
Castle Combe, Chippenham

Adlestrop  is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It is recorded as Tedestrop in the Domesday Book. In the 2011 census, it had a population of 120.  This small Gloucestershire village deep in the heart of the Cotswolds is renowned for its surrounding countryside and fine walks. Situated off the main A436 road between Stow-on-the-Wold and "The Greedy Goose" near Salford, Oxfordshire, it is a geographically isolated community, with the village post office near the church being the main source of provisions and physical communication. Adlestrop's cricket club plays at Adlestrop Park

Yes, I remember Adlestrop --
The name, because one afternoon
Of heat the express-train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late June.

The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platform. What I saw
Was Adlestrop -- only the name

And willows, willow-herb, and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,
No whit less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky.

And for that minute a blackbird sang
Close by, and round him, mistier,
Farther and farther, all the birds
Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
Edward Thomas

Cotswold cottage

   
The hospital originally built as an almshouse From the start of our Melford area walk

 

 

The church Built in 1873 it housed 12 poor men, 2 women & a warden

 

 

The church The hospital still houses people in need!

 

 
The grounds of Melford Hall Gates at Melford Hall
   
Wall around part of Melford Hall Melford Hall on a gray day

 

 

Stained glass Everyone's favourite queen "Liz"
   
Can you tell which one is a door? Everyone needs a gallery fo the family photos

 

 

Beautiful rocking horse Better weather on the way out
   
Very stark looking for my taste Better will wall & trees included

 

 

Melford Hall

 
   
Can you tell which one is a door? Everyone needs a gallery fo the family photos

 

 

Beautiful rocking horse Better weather on the way out
   
Very stark looking for my taste Better will wall & trees included

 

 

Melford Hall

 

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