Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Village Views

The Over Kellet Village Post Office in Lancashire is a family concern and supplies the usual eclectic mix typical of village shops,  although at the time all I was buying was ice cream and a newspaper.  On our way here we had passed by
the chimney and bell tower of the
  old village school, now converted into a private dwelling and at the time up for sale.
Walking up the hill was this group of buildings which I imagine would at one time have been a old farm house and attached workers cottage typical of the area.  The meaning of 'Kellet' in Over Kellet means 'spring' and probably refers to this and the neighbouring village of Near Kellet's water springs on different parts of the hill, one of which runs to the village well.  In the 18th century this provided drinking water for the horse troughs.  But no horses to take the strain here
as a little group on a training run cycles up the hill. It was a lovely day for doing just that
with clear views over the valley and perhaps they took a route past this
farm weather vane in Near Kellet. 

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet sojourning this week at -  V 

8 comments:

Carver said...

I love your charming village views. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Roger Owen Green said...

Wonderfully quaint
ROG, ABCW

Leslie: said...

Oh how I love the little villages in England and Wales. They have such a warmth to them.

Leslie
abcw team

Marcy said...

Lovely little village!!

V is for ...

Indrani said...

Lovely greeting card like pictures from the village.

Gattina said...

What a lovely village and landscape !

amarnaik.com said...

lovely landscape view of the village

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a lovely little village.