Village Visits

Over the last few weeks I’ve spent time meeting up with local groups and getting to know the features of each village. I’ve been asking about what makes their village special to them, with people sharing both personal and social histories along the way. I’ve been using large maps of each location as a starting point for our conversations. Big thank yous go to all those who’ve helped me so far. Have a look at some of the more recent contributions below…

Whaplode: Nicky and Whaplode Youth Club, Janet and the Coffee Pot Group, Lee Morris and Jackie Ford.



Moulton: Anita, Sue and Moulton Cubs, Hayley and Moulton Guides


Cowbit: Carol and Cowbit Brownies, the Cowbit Village Hall Committee


Pinchbeck: George Stringer at the Bulb Museum, Jane and the Pinchbeck Guides and the young man fishing on Two Plank Bridge

In between dashing round South Holland between appointments I’ve had snippets of time to find some of the places people have mentioned and take out my camera. Images include St Mary’s at Whaplode – the oldest church in The Fens;  Whaplode Village Green – the site of Whaplode’s bustling Medieval harbour; poppies and cabbages – the landscape around Whaplode has been transformed as tulip fields have been given over to cattle feed and vegetable crops; Two Plank Bridge over Vernatt’s Drain, Pinchbeck – a local spot for fishing and wild swimming.



1 thought on “Village Visits

  1. Hi Jo, Some really interesting stuff here. It’s always surprising what pops up out of the apparently plain and ends up being full of colour. Thanks, Martin.
    (PS We met at Pinchbeck Library and both went on the “Journey to the Centre of Your Heart” with Eric MacLennan – not many people can say that!!) I’d love to know more about the Project and I look forward to seeing/hearing more.

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