Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Amberley Museum and Chalk Pit

In my office, we’re fortunate enough to be able to take a number of days out each year to work on various projects within the community. They’re a lovely chance to help out where charities are in need of volunteers, with the added bonuses of getting some fresh air and becoming acquainted with some of the funny people that you wouldn’t normally have the chance to talk to at work.

A few weeks ago I was at Amberley Chalk Pit, clearing a pathway of brambles to enable visitors to walk alongside the antique railway tracks that my colleagues were helping to restore. It was the first seriously warm day of the year and after a hard morning’s graft, we had our lunch on the benches in the centre of the museum village. It’s a strange place, where it feels as though time has stood still. Local people practice traditional crafts such as making wheels and brooms and there’s a charming vintage bus which takes visitors to other parts of the site. The wildlife was also pretty spectacular so taking advantage of the good weather I borrowed a colleague’s camera and took a few shots of the surrounds. Glorious.

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