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The big beast that does things very much its own way…

The big beast that does things very much its own way…

Thursday 28 July 2022

Much though we all love country life, it does have its moments… Normally chilled photographer Gordon Ridgewell reports: “I can’t even sit in the garden tonight, with the big beast making loads of noise and everything covered with dust.”   Read more >

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

Tuesday 17 May 2022

From Gordon Ridgewell… “A short walk around the village on a lovely spring afternoon took me by the cattle grazing in the water meadows near the River Cam. “It’s just amazing how many shades of green are showing. This gives me more pleasure than jetting off to some Greek island and lying on a scorched beach […] Read more >

Can an entire village be decarbonised? Trial scheme at Littlebury might give us the answer

Can an entire village be decarbonised? Trial scheme at Littlebury might give us the answer

Thursday 5 May 2022

Littlebury’s favourite son, Gordon Ridgewell, sends us the following tale from the village, where a pilot energy scheme is being trialled… What would be needed to decarbonise a whole village? This is the question it is hoped will be answered by a project taking place in Littlebury. Littlebury Parish Council has been asked by Essex […] Read more >

Moon musings

Moon musings

Monday 17 January 2022

Nothing we can add to Gordon Ridgewell’s ponderings… “Look at the size of that! “When I pulled back the curtains this morning, I just had to get my camera. The distance of the moon from Earth is currently 404,516 kilometres. It was 07.58 and when I checked on sunrise time it is as exactly the […] Read more >

Blooming roses must mean… Happy New Year!

Blooming roses must mean… Happy New Year!

Saturday 1 January 2022

These are of course strange days… in so many ways. Photographer Gordon Ridgewell took a walk round his Littlebury garden and saw these roses in bloom – we’re talking December 30! It’s probably fair to say that most of us would welcome a return to some kind of normality in 2022. Happy New Year from […] Read more >

A trio of treats…

A trio of treats…

Friday 10 December 2021

It’s the end of the week, which means it’s time for a Gordon Ridgewell treat of three pictures for the price of one! And there is of course a wry commentary from the man himself… “Even the seagulls have gone to Plan B. Perhaps there are no free fish and chips at the seaside in […] Read more >

A time to remember…

A time to remember…

Wednesday 10 November 2021

With Remembrance Day tomorrow (Thursday, November 11), here are two highly appropriate images from photographer Gordon Ridgewell. “These community poppies at Littlebury in 2018 made an impressive display,” said Gordon. The other picture comes from the Essex-Cambridgeshire border. “I recently visited Hadstock church for IWM Memorials. I have been contributing to the site for a […] Read more >

Conservation… of sorts!

Conservation… of sorts!

Friday 8 October 2021

Lensman Gordon Ridgewell entitled his missive containing this image ‘Conservation’… ever one for an alternative take, our Gordon! “I popped into the garden the other day after hearing a commotion to find a crow [it looks like a jackdaw, a type of crow] having a fight with a red kite. “The crow was defending his patch […] Read more >

If it’s worth a second look, photographer Gordon will be there!

If it’s worth a second look, photographer Gordon will be there!

Monday 4 October 2021

Photographer Gordon Ridgewell never misses an opportunity! The other day he popped out to pick a prescription and returned home via the scenic route, which allowed him to capture and share with us this blaze of colour in a Littlebury field. You might be interested in seeing more of Gordon’s work on his website at […] Read more >

Tribute to a great British hero captured for posterity by Gordon’s lens

Tribute to a great British hero captured for posterity by Gordon’s lens

Thursday 23 September 2021

Who could forget the efforts of Captain Sir Tom Moore, the British Army veteran who raised almost £33 million for NHS Charities Together by walking 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday? He also performed in a cover version of You’ll Never Walk Alone, sung by Michael Ball, with the proceeds destined for […] Read more >

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