Afternoon in Farnham

riverside walk along River Wey

riverside walk along River Wey

Gostrey Meadow

Gostrey Meadow

Church Lane

Church Lane

Bishop's Meadow

Bishop’s Meadow



Farnham Parish Church

Farnham Parish Church

A hot day. Clear blue sky all morning. Already hot by 11am.

I was in two minds, Alton or Farnham.  Whilst trying to make up my mind, train for Alton arrived and departed (I could have caught same train for Farnham), so Farnham it was (by bus).

Along the riverside walk and through Gostrey Meadow into Farnham.

The battered old Citroen van serving teas was in Gostrey Meadow. It must now be a regular. Not that it was serving teas, as closed. It seems strange it lacks a name.

Very first apples of the season in the greengrocer in Downing Street. I think variety Discovery. Not seen in supermarkets, or rarely so, as no keeping qualities, need to be eating within a couple of days of picking.

The camera shop in Downing Street has closed. It has been in businesses for 25 years.

Sat outside the church for a while, beneath the shade of a tree.

I wished to read PostCapitalism using Google Play Books, on Google Nexus 7, but book does not open, around half the books greyed out. Something wrong.

Church not open.

A long walk around Bishop’s Meadow, into the field with the horses, then back via Manor Field.

The hay has been cut since my last visit and gathered in.

A little orchard was planted last year (or maybe the year before). One of the trees had bright red apples.

Seeing the applles reminded me to eat one of my apples.

A man drawing water from the River Wey for his vegetable patch. At a guess, more nutrients than tap water.

I learnt of the two weirs on this stretch,  one weir used to be a mill. Ideal location for a hydro plant.

We need community owned and controlled local grids into which feed hydro, wind and solar renewables guaranteed a fair price, consumers pay a fair price, any surplus generated fed to other local grids via the National Grid, any profit either ploughed back into the local grid or spent on local community projects. This is the route Jeremy Corbyn should follow, not nationalisation, as the Big Six would not be able to compete and would go out of businesses.

two teenage girls starting fires in Manor Field

two teenage girls starting fires in Manor Field

Two teenage girls starting fires in Manor Field. Very stupid and dangerous. Hay on the edges, if catches fire, with  strong wind blowing, good chance of burning down Old Vicarage.

Cutting of the hay in Manor Field has also cut down all the teasels. A pity as ideal food for finches in the winter

Hot air blasting down in door way of Waitrose, inside  cold, outside 28C. At a guess, air conditioning too cold (some staff with warm jackets on), heating detects low temperature, and turns on.  let a staff member know. She did not want to know. I let the store manager know.

A chat with some of the young Waitrose staff. They were very interested to learn they could register in the Labour Party leadership elections and vote for Jeremy Corbyn.

If you want to vote for Jeremy Corbyn, simply register as a Labour Party Supporter at a one off fee of £3 and you can vote.

  • PHOTOS Afternoon in Farnham

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