My mum and I went for a walk back in time last week. We took a long slow meander around and through the nearby village of Lacock. Once home to one of the fathers of photography William Henry Fox Talbot, and the site of many film locations including Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and is now almost entirely owned by the National Trust.
I took a lot of photographs but sadly lost several of them due to a hiccup with my camera. Now we shall have to return so I can take more… I do need another excuse to visit the exquisite collection of shops. A bakery, handmade soap, antiques, gifts and plants – everything you don’t strictly need – but would very much like to have or at least look at.
Rows of 18th Century cottages with drooping rooftops and crumbling stone (for a while there I fell into a deep and fruitless Internet hole while trying to discover which is correct: roofs or rooves?); there were beams you have to duck to walk beneath and strange inviting little doorways and paths that seem to come from another world.