Views from the hill

Then and Now

Back in about 1970 Peter Francis went up onto Lavington Hill and took this photo which he made into a large sized postcard.

Market Lavington from the hill in about 1970

Market Lavington from the hill in about 1970

It is quite a decent picture but it lacks detail. We can make out the church and of course we can no digitally enlarge it.

The church as seen some 44 years ago

The church as seen some 44 years ago

These days we can do rather better.

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A view from the hill in 2014

In fact even a half decent camera can get in close to the church.

A close up of the church in 2014

A close up of the church in 2014

The lime green coloured tree to the right of the church is the catalpa which was planted (by George Dobson) to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. To the right of that, the T shaped building is The Old School.

There’s no doubt that modern technology has some advantages.

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