red letter box

Nothing Changes

That’s the thing. Nothing much changes hereabouts. Take this postbox – it has the elaborate scroll cipher of Edward VII. Eldest son of Queen Victoria he was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India (quite a mouthful don’t you think?) from 1901 to 1910. Over a hundred years on and yet we pass him …

Grange Clocktower

Time Passes

Every small town should have a big clock. This is ours. A fine edifice don’t you think? Chiming on the hour and each and every quarter (both during the day and throughout the night) it keeps pace with the passing of time. Donated in 1912 by Mrs. Sophia Dearden, a local worthy as a gift of love toward the townsfolk. …



On a walk, I came across this little family. When I stopped to snap a photo, they came over and quacked a greeting. We lingered and chewed the fat awhile before we went our separate ways. New friends, right there.