Camper Van Hop into Autumn

A few days away in the van to see the summer out and the autumn in, cooler mornings and darker evening along with the subtle changes in the trees truly confirms the season has change. However once the mist has burnt off we were into a bright warm day. A fast run up the A34 to just outside Newbury to visit a 1920s chapel at Burghcleare. The Oratory of All Souls Sandham Chapel was commissioned as a private memorial by the family of Lt Henry Willoughby Sandham who died of illness in 1919 of illness contracted during The Macedonian Campaign,they were impressed by Stanley Spencers reminiscences of the same theater of war (Spencer was a medical orderly) Spencer undertook the murals inside the Chapel and the building was designed by Lionel Pearson No internal photos are allowed by The National Trust so please search on line or visit yourself to see this treasure in a small Hampshire village.

Then on to the Kenett and Avon Canal and a visit to Crofton Pumping House for a small steam day The Beam Engine in full steam along with some Foden Steam Wagons Nd other steam engines, A blast from the past.

Sorry for steam lovers I can not up load the smell of the steam in action toady.

Sandham Chapel
Sandham Chapel
Canal Barge
Canal Barge

steam engineSteam Truckpump housecamp wiltshire 9-14 027 pump engine


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Andrew Finnegan

I enjoy visiting the coast and am working on seeing all the coast of the UK and over the past couple of year have been recording my camper van coastal tour in my blog I also blog places I visit which which you may also enjoy seeing . Aim of my blog is a Photo overview. (I am happy for my pictures to be used by other's but I will retain copyright and would request you ask prior use of any picture if using pictures on line please add a link to my blog)

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