TQ7074 : Scene on Higham Marshes

taken 7 years ago, near to Church Street, Kent, Great Britain

Scene on Higham Marshes
Scene on Higham Marshes
Higham Marshes with their water-filled ditches and sheep grazing, as well as the adjacent Thames foreshore, typify the opening scenes of Great Expectations. This is not surprising as Charles Dickens lived at Gad's Hill in the Parish of Higham and his daughter Kate was married in St Mary's Church. St Mary's Churchyard has the atmosphere of the churchyard in the book where Pip's parents are buried (more so even than Cooling), and the marshes, even on a hot summer's day as here, are a lonely place. Apart from the pylons, the scene could have changed little since Dickens' day.
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Date Taken
Friday, 17 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 18 August, 2012
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Energy infrastructure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  People, Events  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7099 7439 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.5615N 0:27.5401E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7098 7433
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