Blunsdon, Purton and a railway

 

 

 

11th century Blunsdon church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rectors of Blunsdon from 1299

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cottages in nearby Purton

 

 

Purton church, one on only 3 in the country with both a tower and a spire.  The reason for this was the two sisters who were the benefactors could not agree on which to build so they built both! 

 

 

 

 

The old tythe barn next to the church

 

Am I really in England?

 

Tomb of Nevil Maskel, Astronomer Royal in the 1700's of the Greenwich Observatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

The arms of George III - 1768

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My trusty steed awaits!

 

 

 

Purton Manor

 

 

The Swindon and Cricklade railway, privately owned and funded.

This carriage was actually the home of an elderly lady for many years!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only the best for me!

 

This was the first time I'd been on a train for 30 years! 

 

Uh oh!  Time to call the AAA?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taken from the buffet car

End of another great day.

 

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