This is the village where we once lived, over ten years ago!
not to be confused with Bickington in North Devon (as it often is)!
It's a pretty little village.
Below is the gateway through which I once used to drive every day .
Rock cottage...named because maybe it is built on a big lump of granite ...
or maybe because we could also see Haytor Rock from the bedroom windows.
It's a small village yet one steeped in history.
Below is the unusual lych gate at St Mary's church, Bickington.
On the south face of the grade two listed building, is a metal
plaque inscribed: "Mains water to Bickington 11th January 1962"
Not sure what they did before that!
And now to exceedingly, shabby things...
Shabby or what...around the back of the village hall!
...here we have more shabbiness around the back of the hall!
Here is Amanda's cornucopia of shabbiness!
Bickington village fete.
As we arrived so did the sun...so plenty of demand for these...
I have to admit that we were so busy nattering that
I didn't take any more photos but there
were the usual 'teas' and a few other stalls
plus some lovely, 'musician' children entertaining the 'crowds'!
A typical English fete day.
And this is the cottage where I once lived.
(this pic courtesy of Google street view)
One evening,when we had not been living there very long,
there was an accident down on the main Ashburton road.
Traffic was diverted through the village and a massive lorry became stuck
just by our wall as it could not negotiate the bend in the road.
It did little damage to the wall...but we noticed that this kind
of incident must've happened again as part of the wall has obviously
been knocked down and 'patched' as can be seen from the photo.
A great shame!
Anyway, it was lovely to revisit and reminisce!
Hope everyone is having a lovely week!