Around Britain on a mobility scooter

fund raising on behalf of...

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6th October 2016

Hello, good evening and welcome,

Apologies for not getting the update out last night, by the time I'd finished writing the article for the British Legion it was late and I was shattered.

This morning I finished off the charred area, well and the Ilminster area as well so I head for Bridgwater tomorrow and I'll be stopping at the Malt Shovel again. I have a number of memorials to catch up on and find out as far as the Quantocks so not sure how long I'll be there.

One thing that never ceases to amaze me and they also get a buzz from it is finding new memorials especially church crosses that are unrecorded, today as I passed the Church of the good Shepherd in Chard I spotted across in amongst the trees it was to World War I and again recorded, I can understand a little bit if I going to church and find lots as when it was last visited by a recorder it may very well have been locked. An interesting fact I learned today as well was that after World War I there was very little money around for memorials so that it would take the butter cross from the centre of the town or the village change the top and put it in the churchyard as a memorial to those that died I suppose an early form of recycling...

The temperature is really dropped noticeably over the last few days and think of getting my cold weather gear out shortly, anyway hopefully an update tomorrow night.

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