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Much ado about nothing

By Bill Nicholls

Well that is about what I have been up to in the last month since my trip to Garlieston. Commitments at home decorating have taken up my time so that only short trips out is what I managed.
June started off well with the extended bank holiday weekend and I thought a good chance to get some photos of a crane SU4786 : And longer by Bill Nicholls that appeared at work to lift some new coolers over the building SU4786 : Stopped for lunch by Bill Nicholls, unfortunately due to a technical error the lift was cancelled and now probably put off till the next bank holiday where I should be able to get some more photos. On the Monday Cholsey had its Diamond Jubilee celebrations and I managed to get some photos round there in the evening of the bands playing and the crowds enjoying themselves (including my son) SU5886 : Standing around by Bill Nicholls SU5886 : Unusual Suspects by Bill Nicholls.
A chance reading on the Reading Forum lead me to a forgotten graveyard in Reading which held 11 war graves SU6874 : Serjeant S J Lewis by Bill Nicholls and on the way home I managed to update the bridges I had been covering on the railway SU6576 : The whole bridge by Bill Nicholls. Then it was more photos round Cholsey for the Parish Council's new website SU5886 : Cholsey on a clear day by Bill Nicholls. The month ended with an early (for me) morning up on Streatley Hill to get some panoramic shots which though I was pleased with them I may well go and head back and get some more SU5980 : Looking over to Goring by Bill Nicholls.
During the month I was contacted by a James Whitaker who asked if I had come across what looked like a memorial, after some tracking down I finally found it downstream from where he thought it was. What’s more it was not quite a memorial more a folly and written on it was an account of the person who lived there’s younger days at university only in Latin. The book he wrote has just been published on Kindle and is called “Tails of three men in a boat” and the cover photo is one of mine which is of Jerome K Jerome’s headstone that I sent to him SU6491 : Jerome Klapka Jerome by Bill Nicholls.
July seems to have got off to a good start with getting photos of local villages and churches. I will just have to hope the rest of the month works out as well.


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