Kellaways (Friday 22nd April 2016)
This monument is to Maud Heath and stands beside Maud Heath's Causeway arches at the River Avon at Kellaways. I have blipped pictures along the causeway before, but never this monument.
As I wrote on an earlier blip, Maud Heath was a rather extraordinary woman, a widow of considerable means and unusual independence who lived near Chippenham in the 15th century. She bequeathed the income from her land and tenements to build and maintain a causeway from the top of Wick Hill, via East Tytherton and Kellaways to Chippenham, so that local villagers could reach the market there on dry land. Six-hundred years later the causeway is still in use and is commemorated by plaques and monuments erected by grateful descendants along the way.
This has been processed and uploaded from my iPad, having been taken on a DSLR, using a rather convoluted process by way of an experiment. I will be away until the middle of next week and wanted to see if I would be able to post Blips while on the road. It looks to be theoretically possible but with limited processing capabilities and other limitations, and is obviously dependent on an Internet connection.
22.4.2016 (1856 hr)
Blip #1813 (#2063 including archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #012
LOTD #1047 (#1171 including archived blips)
Taken with Pentax K-50 (Yellow) and Pentax smc P-DA 17-70mm F4 AL (IF) SDM lens
River Avon (Bristol) series
Maud Heath series
For anyone interested, these are now posted:
A Visit To Froxfield and Freeman's Marsh, 13 April 2016 (Flickr album)
A Trip To Bowood, 17 April 2016 (Flickr album)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Lonnie Mack- Wham! (1963)
Lonnie Mack (b. 18 July 1941, Dearborn County IN – 21 April 2016, Nashville TN)
The shock death of Prince rather overshadowed that of the influential master guitarist Lonnie Mack, who died on the same day. I bought more Lonnie Mack records than I ever did of Prince. This early self-penned single came out on the Fraternity label and was included on his debut album the following year. Along with the earlier single Memphis it is thought to have heralded the birth of 'blues rock'.
One year ago:
The Old Forge