Ye Olde Buffer
Joined: 7 Dec. 2003
From: Maldon Essex United Kingdom
A couple of questions about this week's Wallpaper.
While the track through the Forest is obviously little-used by vehicles today, if at all, would it have been a Coach-road or similar thoroughfare in earlier days?
Is this Forest typical of the density of Forests of, say, a couple of hundred years ago? Or woud they have been thicker and today's version being purely re-growth of cut-over areas?
Where is the Forest in relation to the village of Epping? I can find Epping in my Atlas but can see no reference to the Forest, either on the map or in the Index.
I seem to have come into this thread rather late but you know what 'they' say - better late than never.
Ron what you are looking at there is not a track but a ditch which is part of an Iron Age Hill Fort with the bank of the fort on the left. When it was built there would have been no trees within the fort.
As far as forest density goes it probably is, generally, the same as it was 200 years ago.
Epping is on the northern edge of the forest which is actually on the fringes of Greater London.
If I may be permitted to refer to last week's Wallpaper (Winchester Cathedral)?
I noticeed that, on the left-hand side of the image, just forward of the large tree, there would appear to be scaffolding over, possibly, a hole in the structure. Reason????
No hole, Ron, just windows - well I suppose a window is a hole really but just a little more sophisticated. You can bet your life that if I turn up somewhere with a camera someone else will have turned up the day before and put up scaffolding.
Buildings like Winchester Cathedral require constant maintenance.
Just referring to this week's Wallpaper of Tewkesbury, which would appear to be a charming little village.
The bridge would appear to have 3, possibly 4, arches. Arches 2 and 3 obviously have the river running through them. What of the one on the far left, though? That would appear, from the image anyway, to be on dry land. Is this used as a pedestrian underpass?? Has this ever had water pass through it - as in times of flooding, for instance?? If there is a fourth arch, to the far right, is it over the river, or over dry land, also?? From the photograph it is hard to determine whether there is a fourth arch, or not.
First of all Tewkesbury is a small, but very interesting, town.
The river at this point splits into two channels and I think that a bridge was built to go over both at once leaving, possibly, a small spit of land under part of the bridge.
You're supposed to just look at the pictures Ron - not ask so many questions about them.
Just thought I'd pop in. Hello all!