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


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

February 23rd 2021

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

Early Spring Flowers
February 2021

Irises and Crocuses


with Snowdrops

A very large crocus


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!


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


Enjoying the evening sunshine with the Andertons

May 2021
the final lock down?


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


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


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



Belle Epoque

Pat Austin

Climbers at the side of the house

Choisia, re-growing, and Geraniums


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


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


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

Erecting the first wind turbine

Wightwick Manor
near Wolverhampton

Pumpkins in the garden of Wightwick Manor

Progress with the wind farm

Stephen's visit, October 2021

Pat with Stephen

Arley Hall for the "Save the Children" Lunch

Visit to Michael & family in Chew Magna

Pat with James and Charliie, at Chewton House

Pat with Charlie

Pat, Charlie, Nicky, James, M.J and Michael
at Chewton House, 29th December 2021

Chewton House, a view of the Ancilliary Buildings

Our spectacular Christmas Cactus

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