Maggie @ Abingdon

By MaggieJH

Primroses for the cavaliers

It's been dull, damp and grey all day. These primroses added a touch of spring brightness to this quick blip - taken whilst cycling to my local post office in Radley. Had to get back quick to wait in for someone so couldn't faff around too much.

This tomb is a listed 'building', as is the church of St James the Great where it stands. Known as the "Cavaliers' tomb", two officers and five Royalist soldiers are thought to be buried here after being killed in a Civil War episode at the church in 1643.

The two heads in the LH corner belong to random school boys returning from a lunch time trip to the village shop. The school in question is the well known, and very expensive, Radley College boarding school for boys. The fence in the background right marks the boundary of the school. I took three shots of the tomb - one had a give way sign in it, one had the schoolboys and one had a passing bright red bus!

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