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Horses, Photography

Equine topiary

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BBC Survivors, Photography, Television

My barn was the film location for an episode of Survivors (1970’s BBC)

In 2010, I bought some land in a village near Monmouth. A few months after the purchase I was very excited to discover that the derelict stone barn in one of the fields had been the film location for an episode of the 1970’s Survivors programme. I have now restored the barn and have tried to recreate the original building, subject to planning constraints and the need to create a high quality building.

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Taken from ‘Greater Love’

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Taken from ‘Greater Love’

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Taken from ‘Greater Love’

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The barn in 2010. In the Survivors programme in the mid-1970’s, there was a caravan behind the barn. Shortly after the filming, I’m not sure of the actual year, a house was built behind the barn. There had originally been a small, old cottage which had been demolished.

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Another view of the barn in 2010, showing the gate that was used in the programme.

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The inside of the barn, where the man suffering from plague was kept.

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The barn last year, after conversion.

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Horses, Humor, Humour, natural healing

No horse riding thanks to foot surgery

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I have been unable to ride for 3 weeks, so far, due to having minor surgery on my left foot. I had some bone removed and the remaining bone was then rasped smooth – not dissimilar to a farrier trimming and rasping a horse’s feet!
I didn’t go to any nurse or doctor appointments following surgery. I changed the dressings myself and my friend kindly removed the stitches whilst I sat in a chair in her dining room drinking red wine. I’m no longer using crutches but I’m becoming bored of not being able to ride my horse or drive my car. The good news was – this operation didn’t hurt at all. I had a bit of throbbing but no pain whatsoever.

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