Newbridge Quarry – 1930s For about 80 years ironstone quarrying scarred the western and southern landscape outside Eastwell village. One of the areas, Newbridge Quarry, started near White Lodge and developed in a northerly direction and adjacent to the Waltham Road. Graham Doyle of Eastwell History Group comments: “It was worked from 1903, throughout the… Continue reading Eastwell


Morvern, historically also spelt Morven, (Gaelic: A’ Mhorbhairne: the sea-gap) is the most southerly peninsula of the West Highland peninsulas. As a gateway by ferry to the Isle of Mull, it is bounded to the north by Loch Sunart and Glen Tarbert, on the south-east by Loch Linnhe and the south-west by the Sound of Mull.… Continue reading Morvern


Earl Sterndale As a village in the Upper Dove Valley, Earl Sterndale is popular with walkers, as it lies close to the distinctive and only ‘real’ peaks in the Peak District: Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill. May 2020. Coming back from a hike along both hills our car is parked near Crowdecote Lane running southeast to the nearby… Continue reading Derbyshire


View on the village – 1950s From Back Lane, a public footpath leads downhill to the pastures where the river Wreake slowly meanders from Melton Mowbray towards Leicester. Passing a second kissing gate and rambling along a muddy path, I reach a sharp bend. There, at a small brick bridge crossing a brook, I set… Continue reading Hoby


Balmoral Castle Crathie Church Invercauld Bridge Loch Callater Loch Callater is an upland loch, hemmed in by mountains, with good views. Thomson visited Loch Callater during springtime when the snow, on the eastern situated mountains, was melting. He used them as a backdrop for his picture. Getting there he must have taken the footpath from… Continue reading Aberdeenshire