Sheerness

We have often meant to leave the M2 to see the old harbour buildings at Sheerness which have been restored by the Spitalfields Trust.   The dockyard was built by John Rennie in the 1820s, terrace houses for the naval officers at the same time.   These survive and have been renovated, but not yet the church:-

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The Gardens at Oare (3)

We had our annual visit to Wiltshire to the gardens at Oare, where the trees are turning to autumn and where there are exotic species collected by plantsmen.

The cyclamen was out in the avenue:-

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Fordcombe (1)

Just north of Fordcombe on the road to Penshurst there is an old sign advertising the sale of eggs and herbs.   One turns off into a farmyard which is magnificently bucolic, disordered in a way which is now rare.   We didn’t buy any herbs, but I did take the liberty of photographing it:-

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