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The Recreation Ground

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I thought I would show you the rec. from the other side.
The fallen tree is still blocking the pathway to the local shops, however there are 5 entrances on the four sides to the grounds, so just a little longer along another path.

Entry from the north side. To the right is the building which contains the parish offices, changing rooms and social club rooms.

Or continue thro’ the memorial/reflection garden with its benches.

A couple of football pitches are well used at the weekends, although rather soggy today.

Continuing, go to the left past the ball park and the kiddies play area.

Turn around thro’ 180 degrees and our bungalow is behind the bungalow by the gap in the tall trees with the seagull hovering above .

The Council removed this tree several years ago as it was considered dangerous.
I am so glad we are not situated directly behind these trees in view of the tree that uprooted itself a week ago.

To brighten up the blog Ive included pics of the wild flower meadow from 2018

And the Photinia bush from 2021.

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Thanks for sharing this Siris!
I love the wild life garden and photinia.

19 Jan, 2023

 

it looks a lovely area to walk in and so close to home.

19 Jan, 2023

 

A very interesting area to see and I too love the wild flower area which must look so very pretty. Saturdays with the football must bring it to life at the weekends along with the children’s playground. Lovely to see.

20 Jan, 2023

 

We used to be a village, but now we are classified as a town. Situated on the highest ground (plateau gravel)between Southampton and Winchester, in the past was called Spring Hill, cause rain falling, soaks thro the gravel then leaks out at the clay layer, and downward to The Monks' Brook, so named as the place were monks and merchants were able to cross as they proceeded to the shipyards of Nelson at Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu.

20 Jan, 2023

 

Interesting Siris. Thanks for sharing. Nice area to have close to home.

20 Jan, 2023

 

A lovely place to live near, you are lucky :)
I remember going to Bucklers Hard years ago.

20 Jan, 2023

 

Yes, Bucklers Hard rings a bell to me too … delightful place to live. Thanks for showing us round Sue, and for including the pretty wild flowers 🙂.

20 Jan, 2023

 

It is lovely around where you live, I remember visiting Bucklers Hard and Beaulieu many years ago when my brother was stationed at RAF Oakhanger plus many more beautiful places, your blog has revived many happy memories Siris..Lovely photographs ...

20 Jan, 2023

 

To the Northwest is more rural, to the Southwest Southampton, Bournemouth and The new Forest. At the junction to the motorway is a hut on 4 staddle stones that were accounted for in the Dooms Day Book (1086).

21 Jan, 2023

 

Thanks for sharing, Sue. Interesting info about your lovely area. Nice to get to know about other places in the UK. The wildflower garden is just beautiful..gorgeous mix of colour and flower.

21 Jan, 2023

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