Lacock at War

Mark and I have a knack for stumbling upon events. Today we went to our most frequented walking spot; Lacock Abbey. When we got there we spotted signs for “Lacock at War” and could not miss just how many cars were in the car park (fortunately they opened the overspill car parks). Some people were dressed in 1940s gear and looked fabulous. We just followed the crowd and paid our £3 entry fee each…well worth it, it was a lovely surprise.

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check point to get in to Lacock Village?

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vintage – and they wear it well

 

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lovely old car

 

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Germans?

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in the war everyone had to do their part, but aren’t these firefighters a little bit young?

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‘Margaret’ – not sure she looks like a Margaret to me

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very cool look!

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ooh er missus!

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I tell you I must be getting old as the army recruits are looking younger and younger!

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tee hee…!

 

 

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I really think he’s too young to be given a gun!!!

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these ladies wore their vintage looks so well – looked lovely!

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Captain Mainwaring recruiting for the Home Guard

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And on to Lacock Abbey…the walled Botanic Garden…

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added to my list of plants to attract bees – next Summer we will have these!

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oh look! a willow cat!

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the beautiful allotments were open again to walk through to the apple orchard

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look tempting!

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new trail – cameras

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I always love the cloisters

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the light umbrella

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Mark turning the light umbrella for me to photograph

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back through the check point to get to the car park

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hints of ‘ello, ‘ello

 

This year there is a Love Lacock photography competition (closing date 31 August) and I spent much time pondering which photo enter. Eventually I decided on this one of the Tree of Light and emailed it off…

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…only to discover today it has now been taken down! Darn! Should have chosen a photo of the cloisters! Too late now.

 

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