Afternoon in Farnham

River Wey flowing through Gostrey Meadow

River Wey flowing through Gostrey Meadow

Hopped off the bus before the town centre, walked along the River Wey and into Gostrey Meadow, then up Downing Street and into the town.

River Wey flowing very fast, but very clean. Pebbles and stones at the bottom visible. A pleasant difference to a few months ago, when it was very muddy.

The River is deeper than I realised. Little kids in the water in the park up to their waist.

No 10 Downing Street had a planning application for a tattoo parlour. It is now a dress shop. A blessed relief. A tattoo parlour would have been a disaster for Downing Street.



Very pleasant sitting in the churchyard, organ music drifting out from the church, reading Sacred Economics.

The churchyard now a lovely hay meadow. I hope, unlike last year, they do not cut the grow too soon.

I then wandered into the church and had a long chat with the organist. I was surprised to learn the organ was computer controlled.

I had never noticed the organ before. The organist said the console had been moved, later I saw it had a roller drawn down, which makes it almost invisible.

Prayer card writ, candle lit, for Cristina. No matches, no flame to light candles. I took a candle and lit from a candle elsewhere in the church. Last time I did this, I succeeded in putting out all but one of the candles.

Manor Field

Manor Field

A little walk to Bishops Meadow. I am pleased to see the hay meadow management regime is working. More wild flowers than last year, though I was looking at Manor Field, not Bishops Meadow. When I walked to Bishops Meadow, wild flowers were not many, though maybe more had I walked around the meadow.

Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather, and a little music played by somebody I do not know, -- John Keats

Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather, and a little music played by somebody I do not know. — John Keats


3 Responses to “Afternoon in Farnham”

  1. Lucy Courtenay Says:

    Hi! This is a great photo. Please may I use it for a Facebook page I’m setting up for a Farnham Writers’ group?
    Regards, Lucy Courtenay

  2. Lucy Courtenay Says:

    (Specifically the one with the Keats quote!)

  3. keithpp Says:

    Please feel free to use.

    Click through picture and you will find a higher resolution picture.

    Condition of use, is that you cite where from and provide a link to this page.

    And provide a link here where used,

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