Pirton is another nearby village that is extremely attractive.
We visited on Sunday morning on our way to a family gathering. There was the usual Norman Church.
Not so usual was the gravestone for Fred, erected by his friends. Did Fred have a surname, I wonder? The stone could almost have been for a pet, but if so it would hardly be in the churchyard, would it?
There was a pretty duckpond, with a huge pile of weed beside it. Apparently they have to clear the weed every few months. We talked to a woman standing nearby who told Louise that the easiest way to remove weed from her (much smaller) pond would be to use a twirling toilet brush.
The family gathering was in the grounds of Knebworth House.
There were 41 members of Stephen’s extended family, and three dogs.
The family gather here annually, and it was great that they organised this year’s gathering to coincide with our visit.
“To have so many family there
for us is an event tres rare.”