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photoblog image Ten Minutes From Home 3/7

Ten Minutes From Home 3/7

All of the images this week were taken about 10 minutes or so walk from my home during the past few weeks.

Shepshed is built on a series of hills and this cottage is just below the parish church, which you will see on Friday, on Church Street.

It is, appropriately, called "The Thatch" and must be very old as this is one of several old buildings in this part of the town.

Ten Minutes From Home 3/7

All of the images this week were taken about 10 minutes or so walk from my home during the past few weeks.

Shepshed is built on a series of hills and this cottage is just below the parish church, which you will see on Friday, on Church Street.

It is, appropriately, called "The Thatch" and must be very old as this is one of several old buildings in this part of the town.

comments (19)

nice spot.
Love these old houses.
Such interesting subjects.
Perfect sky too
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.
Very cute and well captured little house.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment, it is a nice little cottage.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Apr 2009, 04:49
Is that Hansel & Gretel peeping out?
Brian Walbey: Could well be Ray, I never thought of this cottage in those terms.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 29 Apr 2009, 04:53
See the thatcher left his trademark on the roof
Brian Walbey: Now you say that Aussie I believe that is a custom among thatchers.
What a charming little cottage and how it reminds me of the way we view these pretty places these days. When it centuries ago the people living here had no such feelings, their lives were hard and painful.
Brian Walbey: Most of these little cottages in the village housed looms at which they spent hours weaving in their own homes to earn a pittance Chad.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Apr 2009, 08:18
I suspect this building is very old Brian. Twee now - but as Chad says: once upon a time something completely different
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chris, they were mainly weavers cottages where they worked for hours on their own looms.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Apr 2009, 08:31
What a great looking building well captured
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage, i do particulalrly like this one myself.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 29 Apr 2009, 08:31
Who would have thought, a thatched roof in this day and age. Love the shadows on the wall Brian
Brian Walbey: We have a lot of thatched cottages in England Tony, there are severalin Shepshed itself.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Apr 2009, 09:38
I quite agree with Chad's comment. We used to have an old china biscuit barrel that looked just like this!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: I seem to remember we had one of those biscuit barrels as well Ingrid.
This old house has so much character! Lovely capture Brian.
Brian Walbey: I really like this cottage myself Richard, the coloirs are really great and I like the pile of logs outside the door.
A delightful cottage Brian and I like the way you have presented it
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, one of the nicest in the village.
Quaint and plenty of vernacular character ... Never knew Shepshed had such nuggets. richard
Brian Walbey: Shepshed does have a few attractive points Richard, thanks for your comment.
What an attractive cottage...I wouldn't say no to living there Brian...The thatcher new his job too. Good one.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, it would be the cost of a re-thatch or the fire risk that would put me off living in a cottage like this.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Apr 2009, 19:30
Brian, I mean well and I don't make fun of you, this is so 'English' Tracy will ROTFL....I am so serious, this to me is a fabulous picture, just love it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, it is a lovely cottage. I had to look up ROTFL, if I rolled on the floor laughing these days I might not get up again :-D
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Apr 2009, 19:52
A very attractive little cottage seen under lovely skies.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Alan.
SPLENDID AGAIN. I LIKE THIS KIND OF CONSTRUCTIONS SO MUCH.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert, England is dotted with these sort of cottages all over.
A fine old building Brian, well captured.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Les.
This looks like a traditional old English cottage. You say it is very old, and if it is close to the church, some "high up" probably lived here. Do you know the history?
Brian Walbey: Lol Sheila. I don't really know anything about this cottage, the large house next door going up the hill used to be the Rectory and them it is the Church which I have featured today (Friday).
Gorgeous capture Brian. This has been a lovely series and given a glimpse of your home territory
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela, perhaps I will venture forth around Shepshed again in the near future and see what else I can find.

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