Thursday, 4 August 2011

Tanworth-in-Arden






The green at Tanworth-in-Arden, showing the village pub. 

Another view of the green at Tanworth-in-Arden, showing shops at the left, a nice red pillar box, and the church beyond.
We always like to see hollyhocks growing outside people's houses, at the left of the picture.

This is quite a small green, but was presumably much larger before the tarmac roads were laid around its sides.


The 14th century church of St Mary Magdalene.

The churchyard contains the gravestone of folk icon Nick Drake, brother of Gabriel Drake, who became a cult figure after his death.

Tanworth was also the filming location for the village of Kings Oak in the TV series Crossroads.




This is the view from the Churchyard, across the Arden countryside.

Running right to left across this picture, in the distance, is the Stratford to Birmingham railway line.

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