A grouping of different communication systems in the Duddon Valley, post box, phone box and electricity substation. The notice directs the visitor to extra parking for the Newfield Inn but as it is mid afternoon on a Monday
parking won't be a problem. The Newfield Inn squeezes itself in a corner between a house and a bank barn in the hamlet of Seathwaite. I don't know the inn's age, and neither does anyone else, sources put it at 16th, 17th or 18th century, take your pick, could be all three. It is possible the poet William Wordsworth stopped here when visiting Seathwaite and perhaps he penned some of his Duddon sonnets in one of the rooms, although more poetically when he wrote 'To The River Duddon' one of the lines said he "left his verses gummed to your rocks like lichen"
The shape of a 1950s Morris Minor cabriolet outside is instantly recognisable, and its owner is taking advantage of the warm sunny day with the top down and although there are clouds there are none of the nimbus ones which bring rain. If not for the modern blue car I could masquerade this photo as being taken half a century ago.
The occupants of the cottage opposite the Newfield Inn don't have far to walk for a meal, drinks or good company. There is a blue for sale notice up at the front, which is round the corner. If you have £550,000 to spare (five bedrooms, detached barn (out of view) and garden) its yours.
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at N here