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, Sedgeberrow, 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 Kemerton, Overbury, Ashton-Under-Hill and Sedgeberrow 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°)
20/10/2018: Ashton-Under-Hill is “in the bag”.
Kemerton War Memorial. ( 52.033202°, -2.079959°)
20/10/2018. Kemerton is “In the bag”
Beckford. (Marker on an island, may not be a war memorial. 52.020002°, -2.038073°)
26/11/2018: Beckford is “In the bag”
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 (20/10/2018. Overbury is “In the bag”), while St Barbara’s in Ashton-Under-Hill (52.03773 , -2.00571) has 2 CWGC Burials in it. (20/10/2018: Ashton-Under-Hill is “in the bag”. )
I intend village hopping, starting off at Kemerton, then moving onto Overbury, and Ashton-Under-Hill, then completing the trip to Evesham and doing Sedgeberrow 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.
The grand tour commenced in the 20th of October. You can read about it from the start page (Kemerton and Overbury)
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