Today, on the 60th anniversary of the Severn Railway Bridge Disaster, Andy and I went down to the river. The disaster occurred in thick fog. Two barges hit one of the piers on the bridge causing two spans to collapse. Five men died.
While we were there we noticed a ship about to enter the lock and stayed to watch.
The weather changed suddenly, and dramatically and we rushed through the rain to the car.
We travelled to the New Forest for the weekend to meet up with friends we made in India earlier this year.
On the way we visited Stonehenge, one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments. Erected in about 2500 BC it consists of a ring of standing stones.
We carried on to Old Sarum, the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury.
We carried on to the New Forest, a large area of unenclosed pasture, heath and forest. Rights of common pasture are still recognised today and ponies, donkeys and cattle are free to graze all year round.