Sunday, 1 September 2013


For some reason I could not find my photo to show my source of inspiration, however, I have now uncovered it.  It was taken on a visit to the village of Tyneham with Hilary and my sister-in-law, Leslie (husbands sister).

I elongated the picture and ignored the flowers .... on revisiting I may add the flowers!


  1. Tyneham is a village that was compulsorily evacuated in the 2nd World War to clear the area for troop exercises. The villagers were promised to be allowed to come back after the war - and they never were! The last survivor died only a few years ago. It has been almost frightening to see how quickly a village can be overcome and disappear back into the earth. Now several important buildings have been reclaimed (church, school house and one or two dwellings).

    It is a short distance to a beautiful sweeping bay where many of the villagers were fishermen. I love taking visitors here passing Corfe Castle on the way and then driving on to Lulworth Cove (of smuggler fame) and maybe even Durdle Door. It is all part of the fabulous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

    Sorry, nothing to do with quilting but this is a lovely area to live in.


  2. I'm now even more impressed with how you captured the stones.

  3. Wonderful inspiration! Thanks for the history info, Hilary!