Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Wickhamford

The village I grew up in, in the Vale of Evesham. It has a mixture of houses, from council to posh bungalow to semi's to thatched cottages:


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There's still orchards, but the village isn't surrounded by them as it was when I were a lad:


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Historians really like the village church, as it has lots of significant detail, especially for such a small village.


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One of the items in there is the flagstone of Penelope Washington, a close relative of George Washington (the family inter-married with the main family in the village in the 1600's):


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At the top you can see the Washington arms. Looks kinda familiar, the stars above the stripes? Yep...
 

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