I have returned from 11 days of being away from the computer and internet and other modern trappings. As has become my custom I will share one or two holiday photographs of interest on this blog whilst my morale is still good.
This is an early photograph of the Lloyds TSB bank in Brockenhurst in the New Forest. You can tell that it is from the olden days by the sepia effect. Actually I inadvertently activated the sepia function owing to technological incompetence, but the effect is pleasing.
The picture shows some of the New Forest ponies. They are allowed to roam free in large parts of the forest including the villages and such financial institutions as exist. They form a queue outside the bank at around 20 past 6 in the hope that when they awake a cashier will finally be available.
In 1996/7 I did a placement at the church in Brockenhurst whilst a student at the Moorlands College. I was, if I remember correctly, a particularly ineffective placement student and added very little of significance to the work of the church. Fortunately I don’t think I hindered it that much either. That said, I look back on my time there, both at Moorlands and in Brockenhurst with some fondness.