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Comments (17)

Daniel Salomon Rubac… on February 18, 2011

--LIKE 1 ...hermosa foto ...Saludos de Danliel,San Gregorio,Santa Fe,Argentina

Rosalyn Hilborne on February 18, 2011

Muchas gracias Danliel y gracias for la Like.

Saludos, Rosa.

Free Wheels on February 20, 2011

Hi Rosa, I personally love these shots. These are the pictures I look for when using GE to look up a new(to me) place. Plus, if there is some information or history with the picture - icing on the cake. Your gallery is a real memory jerker, I spent a few years on and off just outside Salisbury, I also visited relatives in Bath at New Year so, a long time ago I travelled through most of area you are covering in your gallery. LIKE

Rosalyn Hilborne on February 21, 2011


Hi, I am glad I could bring back good memories to you, I like to hear that.... I do the same on GE. The photo above is behind the High Street and maybe people don't venture there, but it has some lovely old buildings and interesting little shops. I often use the cafe at the top of Gold Hill and encourage visitor's to go to the park with it's fantastic views. It is just a short step away but often missed. I am hoping for some locals advise when I visit Suffolk & Norfolk in July....I appreciate your visit.

Regards, Rosa.

Nick Weall on March 3, 2011

My Uncle lived down this road Rosa so thanks for the memory ~ We lived in St James which is just down the hill a bit. All the best ~ nick

Rosalyn Hilborne on March 3, 2011

Always glad to bring back good memories, I like St James. This was taken after a very nice lunch at The King's Arms with my daughter!

Cheers, Rosa.

Rosalyn Hilborne on March 21, 2011


And thank you for visiting mine and giving such lovely comments. Very much appreciated.

This is the street behind the High Street that maybe visitors don't see!

Cheers, Rosa.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 22, 2011

Greetings Rosa~~~~Such photos are price-L-ess!!!

In years to come, very few people looking at beach scenes, sunset/rises and seascapes will raise an eyebrow! However, many people will be fascinated by images like this. I know from my distant memories of the old town how I pour over photos that were taken before the developers moved in and vandalised the place.

I hope this street and its houses are protected by a preservation order!!

Nice work!!

Best wishes!


Free Wheels on March 22, 2011

Very well said, Jim. I have started just taking pictures of my surrounding area. Rosa's gallery and your gallery are among the few that have inspired me to do this for the above mentioned reasons.

Rosalyn Hilborne on March 23, 2011

AXOTA 3_Wheels

Greetings to you both, I love those books of towns that show how they were and how they are could weep sometimes! I am in one of them for my own home town...That's not good is it!!! I am sure a lot of Shaftesbury is protected...I hope so. I look forward to seeing more of your local area 3_Wheels....and carry on the good work Jim. I am having another trip to Devizes next week with my mum, brother and daughter, so hopefully get some new pictures there.

Best wishes, Rosa.

David Hodson on June 25, 2013

I noticed this one in your back catalogue. When I was a kid we called this parsons nose because it's the back end of Shaftesbury. :)

Rosalyn Hilborne on June 25, 2013


Good one....typical kids! Good new profile picture!

Andy Rodker on June 25, 2013

Somehow missed this. Family friends live the corner,

A nice composition. like

Best wishes,


Andy Rodker on June 14

Nice quiet corner. like

Best wishes, Andy

Rosalyn Hilborne on June 15

Andy Rodker

Thanks for the like Andy. When looking into family history we discovered that my great-great grandfather had a shop in this road and we think it may have been this one! He later moved on and ended up in Oxford.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Andy Rodker on June 15

Better a florist than a Parson's Fool!

Do you know what kind of shop he had?

Best wishes,


Rosalyn Hilborne on June 15

Andy Rodker

Yes! He was a fish monger and potato dealer Andy. In Oxford he was a cheese and butter merchant. Quite a colourful character, having been married three times! Regards, Rosa.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 14, 2011
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FS42
    • Taken on 2011/02/14 13:36:21
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 5.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash