My first trip to visit Evesham in May 2018 is the key to what has become of something of an obsession. The bus goes through a number of typical English villages, namely Bredon, Lower Westmancote, Kemerton, Overbury, Beckford, Little Beckford, Ashton Under Hill, Sedgebarrow, and finally Fairfield. It is somewhat of a long trip but there is a lot to see and try to photograph (unsuccessfully I may add). By the process of elimination I have narrowed down the list of villages to visit to 4, namely Kemmerton, Overbury, Ashton-Under-Hill and Sedgebarrow because they either have a church with CWGC graves in them, or a war memorial.
I have been able to grab pics of the following through the bus window:
Ashton Under Hill War Memorial. ( 52.039634°, -2.005106°)
Kemerton War Memorial. ( 52.033202°, -2.079959°)
Beckford. (Marker on an island, may not be a war memorial. 52.020002°, -2.038073°)
Sedgebarrow War Memorial (52.045395°, -1.965749°)
As far as churches go, there are two I have to check out: St Faith’s Church in Overbury (52.03491, -2.0642) has 5 CWGC Burials in it, while St Barbara’s in Ashton-Under-Hill (52.03773 , -2.00571) has 2 CWGC Burials in it.
I intend village hopping, starting off at Kemerton, then moving onto Overbury, and Ashton-Under-Hill, then completing the trip to Evesham and doing Sedgebarrow on the way back as the bus takes a slightly different route when it returns from Evesham. Because of the timetable spacing I am looking at an hour in each village, although the Overbury stop may be longer due to an oddity in the timetable.
I had everything planned for the 4th of October, but shift changes at work changed my plans, so it will either happen when next I am on evenings or on a Saturday morning. Watch this space as they say in the classics.
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