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25 February 2007

A short morning cycle ride

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Oborne Church

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A closer view of the Churchyard

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The river Yeo at Oborne.

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Looking the other way up the road towards an interested duck!

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This is the old School House on the corner of the road to the Church. It was  a school until the 1970’s. It is the oldest house in the village and is, it is said, haunted!

4 September 2010 - Oborne Village Fete

We saw this advertised in the local Blackmore Vale magazine and decided to take a cycle ride from Sherborne and support the event.

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The bric-a-brac stall. Oborne church in the background.

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This stall was a great source of amusement. A human fruit machine! Three oranges a winner.

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Quite a good turnout.

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The master of ceremonies.

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The highlight of the afternoon, the duck race. They are off.

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We have a clear leader. Lots of interest on the bank.

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Quite close at the finish.
A good afternoon was had by all.

2 July 2011 - Oborne and the village fete

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Oborne Church of St Cuthbert. This church was completed in 1862 after it was decided to leave the old church which had decayed beyond the point of viable restoration. See later pictures.

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The interior of the church .

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The Victorian font.

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Bric-a-brac.

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Chatting over a cup of tea. The book on the table was an encyclopedia of fishing.

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Oborne village hall.

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I liked the abstract nature of this old tiled roof on an outbuilding of one of the village houses.

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The start of one of the main events the duck race.

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Slow progress as the near the finish.

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This is the old St Cuthberts chancel next to the A30. The church was abandoned in 1860 and all that remains is the restored chancel which was restored in the 1930’s. The site has been occupied by a church since 970 AD. The present chancel building dates from 1533.

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The 15th century octagonal font has come from the now vanished church at North Wooton.

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I think this is a panel of old medieval tiles which I assume were rescued from the demolition waste from the old church.

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The alter.

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The chancel showing clear signs of changes over the years.

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A close look at inscriptions on the stonework above the filled in windows.

5 February 2012

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Approaching Oborne from the Underdown Lane track.

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At the end of Underdown Lane track dropping down into Oborne. The village church dedicated to St Cuthbert coming into view.

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I have now climbed up onto the old Donkey Lane track which follows the ridge above the valley. This view looking back towards Oborne.

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About half way to Poyntington looking down the valley towards Oborne and beyond. I am usually more likely to be cycling along the lane than walking on a Sunday morning. You certainly get a better perspective on the valley from up here. Follow this link for my final picture on this walk.

February 2017

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St Cuthbert’s chancel. Snowdrops in flower.

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A ground level shot of the snowdrops. The original church nave would have covered this grass.