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Pembridge, this mediaeval Herefordshire village dates back a thousand years and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The A44 passes through the high street and I took this shot on my way back from Wales earlier this month.

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This is the rhyme that popped into my head when I looked at this wonderful image, John:-

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.
John Prior: Great Beverly, a fitting rhyme, wish I'd thought of it smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippineschtnt
  • 17 Jan 2011, 04:43
Cool and picturesque houses !
John Prior: Thanks Sidney, glad to see you are back smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Jan 2011, 07:04
Oh yes John: the delight & charm of a favourite part of the world shown to perfection
John Prior: Thanks Chris, I think Herefordshire is great with easy access to wilder places.
One of the many delightful Herefordshire villages John
John Prior: Thanks Bill, Herefordshire is a great county
What a wonderful heritage we have John..I'm still looking at these buildings.
John Prior: Thanks Ron, they are great but have to withstand a lot of traffic passing through on the A44
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 17 Jan 2011, 11:51
England in it's past glory.
John Prior: Yes indeed Chad, a pity that unlike some of the Mediterranean countries we have little respect for our old towns and villages.
With this from you, and Bill (yellowbear), Chris (tiff) and a few others I can see a choccie box competition brewing! LOL smile
John Prior: Thanks Sheila, from my point of view it is 'commercial potential' smile
Wonderful shot. Just love that county
John Prior: Thank you Janet
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Jan 2011, 13:00
Great street scene John
John Prior: Thank you vintage
I have been through here and it never fails to make me say, oh, I love that house and that one. Great houses smile
John Prior: Thanks Linda, It is very pretty, but rather suffers from heavy traffic and big lorries at times.
Le temps s'est arrêté !
Cette belle succesion de maisons et cette ambiance sont très sympas.
John Prior: Thank you Olivier
You cetainly chose a very picturesque route back from Wales John, this mooks a lovely little village.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, I really like the A44, first started using it when my son went to university at Aberystwyth a few years ago.
Nice view od this typical liitle town, with beautiful and ancient houses.
Have a nice day.
John Prior: Thank you Dom smile
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 17 Jan 2011, 17:30
From this angle...Pembridge is not old John....it is simply well established.....great shot and i am glad that they are still standing.....petersmile
John Prior: Thanks Peter, I see what you mean smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jan 2011, 18:23
This kind of history just floors me, John. To think you can pass it just like that!
John Prior: Thanks Ginnie, it is nice that some of it survives, and that care is taken to preserve the character of these places.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 17 Jan 2011, 19:44
I like the scene of the village. Nice one!
John Prior: Thanks a lot Otto smile
What a charming little village!
Tudor houses are one of my favourites.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 18 Jan 2011, 12:44
superbe compo sous un très beau ciel.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 18 Jan 2011, 15:09
I see the structures have given just a tad. Not bad for dating back to Doomsday smile So pretty. If it weren't for a few updates a person could imagine when all this was new.
It has an old Quebec City style. Also love the movement of the clouds. Great capture!

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