19 February 2010

New bell

One of the reasons that I started this blog three years ago was to record the many changes that happen in Ham. Some of these are very obvious, such as the new houses and the comings and goings of the shops, but others are quite subtle and often pass unnoticed.

One of these little changes is the new bell at Rutland Lodge that has replaced the similar one that I photographed just over a year ago. The new one is crisp and fresh and does its best to mimic the one it has unceremoniously replaced but the old one had the charm of age that this one will take a long time to earn.