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Sunday, 22 July 2012
The Woldingham Viewpoint

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As seen from Oxted. This field is visible in my previous photograph which faces down to Oxted from Woldingham. The hill/ridge is the North Down and this bit of it, scarred with the old chalkpit, is known as the Oxted Down.

Posted by bigblue on 22/07/2012 at 11:02 AM
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Oxted this morning

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I took this a few moments ago from the Woldingham viewpoint. Conditions on the bridleways are fair (a bit muddy) and the North Downs are swarming with fellow cyclists.

Posted by bigblue on 22/07/2012 at 09:39 AM
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Friday, 20 July 2012
Oxted from the Woldingham viewpoint

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As seen a few hours ago.

Posted by bigblue on 20/07/2012 at 10:15 PM
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Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Sunset

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As seen just North of Worth Forest on Sunday.

Posted by bigblue on 18/07/2012 at 11:17 PM
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Sunday, 15 July 2012
Gulledge manor

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This is Gulledge Manor a Grade II listed building. According to the Felbridge and District History Group :

Gulledge is situated West of East Grinstead and South East of Felbridge, on the East/West Ridge Way. It is a beautiful house at the end of a long lane with good views to the South.

The house is a timber framed property with a three-gabled Jacobean front with mullion windows that replaced the earlier exterior in 1609. The East and West ends are timber framed with plaster fronting and partly covered tiles. A feature is the three chimneys dating from Tudor times. They run the length of the house and the central one boasts an unusual star shape. The central stack indicates that the house was once T-shaped, possibly with a hall reaching to the full height of the house and having a gallery over the fireplace reached by spiral staircases. Horsham stone covers the roof beneath which are strong beams, heavy oak doors and spacious cellars.

Records show that Richard Alfrey, a medieval MP for East Grinstead, lived at Gulledge in 1365. The stone facade and family crest, added to the house in the 16th century, are attributed to Edward Alfrey. During restoration, wall paintings dating from 1550 were uncovered. There is also evidence that a settlement existed on the site in Mesolithic or early Neolithic periods of the stoneage, along with later Roman and Saxon times.

Posted by bigblue on 15/07/2012 at 11:30 PM
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Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Rue Saint-Mathieu

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Spotted in a junk shop in Hay-on-Wye, this sign comes from a street in the 18th arrondissement in Paris, near to the Gare du Nord.

Posted by bigblue on 10/07/2012 at 09:06 AM
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Monday, 09 July 2012
At any time

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The injunction to buy a book has been added to the wall of the Addyman bookshop annex in Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye.

Posted by bigblue on 09/07/2012 at 08:18 AM
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Sunday, 08 July 2012
The not-so-secret secret pockets

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The person who drew these to my attention in the outdoors shop in Hay-on-Wye also highlighted that the flaw in these objects is the prominent branding: should a mugger notice that you were wearing these bands with the not-so-secret secret pockets then he/she would immediately realise where you had hidden your cash.

Posted by bigblue on 08/07/2012 at 09:26 PM
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