This walk across the meadows is an ancient “pilgrims way” dating back to Chaucer’s day. It will be destroyed. That is part of the substation site just beyond the hedge.
This pathway sign will no longer be relevant because the paths will have gone.
The bench will no longer be a place to sit and enjoy a tranquil scene.
This mill will remain. It is not far from the site and from its top it will survey the industrialisation of the village. It will seem more desolate and lost in this new world of tarmac, concrete and steel towers.
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