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Cricket v Motor Racing

Whilst driving through Essex I was lucky enough to capture this interesting image at Hatfield Heath.

The village cricket pitch is unusual in that it has a public highway running through it!

Having stopped to admire the spectacle of this unconventional confrontation of man vs. machine, I was presented with this scene of a rather racy vehicle dodging the cricket balls.

I’m not sure if the onus is on motorists to time their dash across the pitch appropriately. or on the batsmen to pitch the ball skyward to avoid any broken glass or dented bodywork.

Tollesbury Sail Lofts

The Essex coast offers the photographer a wealth of opportunities and Tollesbury is certainly no exception.

Situated on the salt marshes at the mouth of the River Blackwater, there is a large sailing community here, the village having gained a reputation as a yachting centre in the early 20th century.

These sail lofts were built around the turn of the century and served large yachts owned by wealthy Edwardians, who would sail them down to the Mediterranean skippered by local seafarers.

Thaxted

Thaxted is a beautiful village typical of those found in Suffolk and North Essex. There are some notable old buildings including the 15th century Guildhall and Dick Turpin’s cottage.

Thaxted Church

This photo shows Thaxted Church, built between 1340 and 1510 and noted for it’s flying-buttressed spire. It stands on a hill overlooking the village and is sometimes referred to as The Cathedral of Essex.

I love the way the colours compliment each other in this shot, the blue sky, the green grass and the orange of the almshouses in the foreground.

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