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Flashback Friday: 12th Century Ruins & Doctor Who

I recently had an old camera repaired, under warranty. When I got it back however I couldn’t charge it as I’d lost a charging plug & so couldn’t use it!

I’ve had a week of catching up on old jobs & emails & while digging around I managed to find the part & charge the camera.

Not before contacting the repair centre, who then agreed to send me the part “as a gesture of goodwill”. Thanks Nikon! I ‘phoned to say I’d found it, but they just said to keep it when it arrives. It’s nice to know that not all companies give bad service these days.

When it was up & running again I found some great old photos & videos! Despite their age I thought they deserved a place on my blog.

It’s a post that seems to fit perfectly with a blog-hop-linky-thing I’ve just discovered hosted by mummy mishaps called “Flashback Friday”. You basically post about a memory, old or recent, & include a photo or 2 if you wish.

I’m a big fan of nostalgia so it’s a good fit for me & this blog.

These photos are from a trip to the Country Park we love so much from back in June last year, when Jake & Ellie were only 2 1/4.  I well remember coming here with them when they were younger, seeing their joy of discovery & exploration, a sense of wonder on their little faces.

These ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian Abbey there are really atmospheric; you can almost feel the ghosts of the monks who lived there so long ago. It isn’t such a surprise then that it was used in a spooky Matt Smith episode of ‘Doctor Who’, a good one too. It was great recognising the location while I was watching: “Hey: I’ve been there!”.

It’s since been roped off; I presume for safety & hopefully restorative reasons. It’s still closed off without any sign of work, so these photos are actually a bit of a rarity!

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The woods around the ruins are just as beautifully atmospheric

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…and nearby is a beautiful Victorian Orangery, which was also used in the ‘Doctor Who’ episode

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Beautiful photos, history, ruins, family fun, nostalgia & Doctor Who: this is JallieDaddy heaven!

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11 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: 12th Century Ruins & Doctor Who

  1. Yep, heaven indeed! I love old photos but especially when you suddenly find them, and I love a bit of nostalgia.

    Popping over from Flashback Friday

  2. this reminds me of the old days when i had a non digital camera and had to take films to the chemist to be developed (show ing my age here) I loved it when i would find a used film in a drawer and take it in and find some photos I had forgotten taking!
    Those ruins looks so atmospheric and very gothic style and i can see why Doctor Who (or any show/film which requires such atmospheric settings) would use them to film narrative in. what a great find and a brilliant flashback and thank you for finding me and my linky :)
    xx

    • It is like that isn’t it? I know what you mean: I;m showing my age too! I love the immediacy & versatility of digital photography, but you’re right about the excitement of waiting to see the photos you;ve taken & the surprise when you finally see them. Thanks again for the linky :)

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