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b.e.r.n.d. on October 12, 2013

...after the weekend :-))) so things turns, I have to work and you will do leisurely things... each as he deserves -)) Have a nice weekend. We will have guests tonight.

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 12, 2013


Ha, it must be you keeping the economy going ;))

Enjoy your evening. Regards, Rosa.

Adeladian since 1849 on January 20, 2014


Thanks for posting that photo.

As it happens, on 6 Nov 1738 my great grandfather and grandmother (x5) Thomas Scammell and Euphemia Ballantyne were married in the church. Many offspring through some seven or eight generations have resulted.

I have not been to the village, so your photo was just great to catch up with.

Thanks again Jim Scammell Adelaide South Australia

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 20, 2014

Hello Jim, what a wonderful story, that's a long way back! The church sits on a high hill in the village, looking out over the very lush countryside around it. It also has a beautiful lychgate where as a child in 1963 we sheltered from the snow when I was bridesmaid there.

Best wishes to you in Adelaide. Rosa.

Adeladian since 1849 on January 20, 2014

Hello again Rosa,

I believe the church was rebuilt in 1851 for some reason. Having noticed that you posted a photo of your father's from the 1960's, I suppose there's a reasonable chance that you've got a sketch of the original church drawn by one of his distant forbears. Chance would be a fine thing.

Well, have a great winter. We're having a few stinker heat waves down here, and they're likely to come and go all the way through to March. How does 44C sound?

Cheers Jim

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 20, 2014

Hi Jim, I can't find any information as to why it was rebuilt in 1851. Maybe it was unstable but that would not be quite unusual on that ground. Well that would be great to have a sketch of the original but unfortunately we don't Jim, sorry! I have heard about your high temperatures, it must be very uncomfortable. I'll try to send some of our rain! It is actually a very mild winter far!!

All the best, Rosa.

TonyWalker Studio4t1 on October 17

Hi Great shot. I LIKE it . Greetings Tone

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 17

TonyWalker Studio4t1

Thank you Tone, pleased you like it. Cheers, Rosa.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 24, 2012
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/05/23 13:13:32
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash