Having passed by the village of Adlestrop many times since moving to Northants and frequently passing by on my many returns to my Devon true home, I decided it would be inspirational to see where such a masterful poem was set down way back in June 1914 before events would change the face and attitudes of Britain. I was not disappointed as although the station and rail line are no longer there, the station nameboard has been erected on it’s site with the poem inscribed on a memorial bench where one can sit and think upon the wondrous words. The village is beautiful in itself, as to be expected in the Cotswolds. See below

The village also celebrates its connection with Jane Austen who visited there on at least three occasions to visit relatives and it is believed based some of the settings for her books on houses in the vicinity. Hopefully this will have been an inspirational detour and another , “must get round to doing ,” ticked off of my list.

I hope the photo may give you inspiration as well.


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