5 July 2020

Changing windows

This is yet another view of the fairly major project underway at the end of Thamesgate Close. This time it is of the side of the house, which directly overlooks Ham Lands, and I have chosen ot because of the changes to the windows.

The slightly yellower bricks around the four windows (and the lack of glass) show that they are all new and, almost obscured by the tree, you can also see that a previous window has been removed.

4 July 2020


I have tagged this as Ashburnham Road as this is where these flats, Meadowview, are located but if you want to see these balconies you have to go around the back to Riverside Drive or Rushmead.

The lower of the two balconies is crying out for attention and deserves it. I also like the one above which is why I have included it, rather than cropping the picture. Both balconies show what can be done in a small space and they both reward a good look as you pass.

2 July 2020

Wild flowers on Ham Village Green

I keep coming back to the wild flower gardens on Ham Village Green because I like them so much, and it is easy to see why. This is the patch of flowers on east side looking towards Ham Street.

There is another patch of wild flowers in the middle of the Green next to the recently added curved bench.

30 June 2020

Jubilee Tea Party

There was a Diamond Jubilee Tea Party on Ham Common on 2 June 2012 and there is a plaque there to commemorate it. The plaque is set down in the grass and can be hard to find; the young tree at the top of the picture is a clue.

28 June 2020

Sprucing up in Arlington Road

Last time I posted a picture of this very distinctive house in Arlington Road was just over a year ago (how did that happen?!) when I commented that it was looking tired. It would seem that the owners also thought that and now they are doing something about it.

I will try not to leave it another year before going back to see the finished results.

27 June 2020

Guard rabbit

The choice of a rabbit to guard the front of the house is unusual and entirely justified by its cuteness.

25 June 2020

That's better!

I thought that the two ends of the long straight path on Ham Gate Avenue had been repaired with ugly tarmac, and said so here, but I am very happy to be proved wrong. Some weeks after the original work looked to be completed the men have come back and put a neat surface over the tarmac and this matches the rest of the path.

23 June 2020

Entrance to Orford Place

This is another one of my opportunistic pictures taken through gates that are normally closed. This is a new gate and behind it lies a new path to the front door of the old part of the house.