Posted: Tuesday 27 November 2018
South East Associates
– Wednesday 12th September –
are dotted with
lovely old villages
We walked from the handsome old village of Shackleford with its Lutyens designed barns, up and across Puttenham Common with its very sandy soil - this was once a beach - and a bewildering variety of unmarked paths - successfully navigated with the aid of technology.
We passed through the village of Puttenham
with its mysteriously named pub - ‘The Good Intent’ -
with a kneeling roundhead on the sign - ?
- past the handsome Puttenham Priory – a Palladian villa built in 1762,
and now owned by Roger Taylor the Queen’s drummer
– that’s the group, not her maj.
Lunch was had at the fine Cyder House pub, where the intellectual conversation spanned Star Wars movies and the nutritional value of beetroot, over a fine pint of Badger bitter.
A very satisfactory day out for a mere six Associates, following a flurry of late health-related cancellations. I guess we’re all getting older - except me!
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