2021 Pictures in Chronological order


First walkof the year to Keele
Locked Down again!

The new Vetinary building progressing

The Chapel

The Weight of Things, by David Bethell
in Springpool Woood


Jigsaw and flowers




January Snow

From the front window



The garden and the Butts

Sunshine


Reflections in the window


Brother Frank's funeral at Bournemouth Crematorium, relayed on the internet

The Chapel

The order of service


Further snow






Another walk to Keele

On the Butts

The house

Between our woods and Barker's wood



In Barker's wood

The Home farm site ...

... with the Vetinary College ...

... & the Caldwell Building

The lower lake in Springpool

Walking up the Clock House Drive

Lindsay Hall, Larchwood and the Farm

Keele Hall in the sunshine

The Lawn and the upper lake

THe new Vetinary building

Keele Walk, February 2021

Further progress with the Vetinary School ...
seen across the Home Farm ringroad

...

...
from the Home Farm Ringroad

The Smart Energy Network Demonstrator
in the former Boiler house

Seabridge Walk
February 2021

Seabridge Hall

Sunrise
February 23rd 2021


A few minutes earlier, the red was even more intense.

Early Spring Flowers
February 2021

Irises and Crocuses


Crocuses

with Snowdrops



A very large crocus

Snowdrops

winter heather

Primroses (very few this year)

March 2021; still in lock down!

Jig Saw (but where did it come from and when)

Walk with Pat to Keele

The bottom of Barker's Wood

Adverising the Low Carbon Energy Demonstrator

The Courtyard Hotel, just opened

The new Vetinary School, progressing

A gift!



Frogs in the pond with lots of frog spawn


The Heron, looking forward to lunch!


Departing

Walk to the woods and the village

The lowest lake




Entrance from Lymes Lane

Lymes Lane; the village end

The Willow Tree at home

April visit from Michael

April 2021, still locked down

Singapore Orchids


The Home Farm development with the Harper-Keele Vetinary School and the Courtyard Hotel

Walk to the Uni and Keele Village

Walking with Michael on a May visit

Tulips and primulae

Primulae


Enjoying the evening sunshine with the Andertons

May 2021
the final lock down?

Tulips


May walk to the Uni and back.
bluebells in Barker's Wood



Hail on the path following an unexpected storm

Rhododendrons by Keele Hall


Map of the present campus

Tulips

The Cherry Tree,
just outside the house

Bluebells, still in the woods behind the house

Splendid Amaryllis




The orchids; leaf cuttings from Singapore

The Rhododendron in the hedge

The lilac

June Flowers
Lock Down still on

Pansy

Cutting the hedge



With the rhododendron ...

and the lilac

Holiday trip to Bletchley
June 2021

Bletchley station, en route to Bletchley Park

The Mansion at Bletchley Park


One of the admin. rooms

The former ball room

A lete visit to the National Computer Muesum

Bletchley Houses
Church Green Road, September (evacuation) - October 1939

Bletchley Houses
Water Eaton Village (October 1939 - February 1940)

Bletchley Houses
Saffron Street
Peter: 1940 to 1951; Peter's Mum : 1940 to approx 1970

Peter's Infant school from the Leon Recreation Ground (1940)

Peter's junior school (1940 to 1951)
through the school fence

Bletchley Houses
Baisley House (Peter's mother in the 1950's and 60s)

The former Wolverton Grammar school. (Peter from 1945 to 1951)

Chipping Norton, the Guild Hall


Home again with blossoming lupins ...

...

... and the beginning of the roses


Climbing roses on the side of the house

Poppy

Peonies


Belle Epoque

Pat Austin


Climbers at the side of the house

Choisia, re-growing, and Geraniums

Boscobel

Queen of Sweden

Walk to the Uni

The new Harper/ Keele Vetinary School progressing


The Home Farm sustainability hub

The lower lake

Lymes Lane

The June Garden

Rugosa Roses

Broad beans and onions in the first bed

Potatoes in the near bed

Climbing Rose

A further climbing rose

Prolific roses at the front




Visting Michael & Nicky in Bristol and Bath

Tintern Abbey

On the Clifton Suspension Bridge




The Avon Gorge


The Look Out

The Bridge and the Gorge

With Michael, Nicky and James


Bath Abbey

The Avon in Bath


Michael's newly bought house in Chew Magna: viewing the garden




Chew Magna Church from the garden


Visiting Melanie in Kingskerswell, and visiting Paignton together

Paignton Pier


Idle Cruise ship, during the lock down

Attenuated picture of Melanie

Paignton Beach

Stokesay Castle, on the way back from Paignton and Bristol





Buxton, for the opera and book festival

The minature train in the gardens



Poly Toynbee being interviewed

Canada Geese in the Gardens in front of the Roseleigh

In the Buxton conservatory

The newly re-furbished Buxton Crescent

Construction work still in progress

The Buxton Dome


The Garden at Home

Kohl Rabbi

Picking Raspberries in Susan's Garden near Alsager

More Cacti flowers

Ouside for display

A present from Ann Anderton

Blackcurrants


Moseley Old Hall, near Wolverhampton

The knot garden

The Hall



Home again!

Gifts for Pat's birthday



Seabridge Hall on a walk from home

Roses: Munstead Wood

Roses: Belle Epoque

Roses: Boscobel

Late flowering of the red Amaryllis

Further progress at the Harper - Keele Vetinary School



Near the lower lake in the woods

Keele Hall

Trip to North Wales

Llyn Gwynant

Empty train backing down from the Cob engine shed

Double Fairlie engine

Set to go to Blaenau Ffestiniog

The Afon Glaslyn


Setting off for the "woods"



Our B&B near Dolbenmaen

Trip on the Welsh Highland Line to Beddgelert

Ready to start at Portmadog

Beyer-Garrat locomotive

Hills in Snowdonia


Snowdon

Station seat



At Beddgelert

Our first class observstion car


Afon Glaslyn


Trip on the Ffestiniog Railway as far as the Loop.

"Our engine" arriving from the Cob

Coal and water

Tanked up and ready to go


Setting off along the Cob

Pat in our "private" compartment

On the Cob; the Afon Glaslynn


Tanybwlch Station, just before the loop


Changing engines at Tanybwlch


The banking engine which had taken us to the loop

Pat going to rejoin the train


Ready for off



The Cob and Porthmadog

On the Cob


Lake Vrynwy

Climbing to Moel-Y-Geifr


The dam at Lake Vrynwy

The upper side of the dam

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