Hello – Welcome to WDEOD, a site full of Doris’ photographs!
Its purpose is to share the shots she took in her 50+ years of travel. I’m trying to do a post a film – so one tour may have many posts.
To see what I’ve put up so far, use the menu (three lines up there ↑ if you are on a phone or tablet) to go to a place or a year.
These slides take in Wells, Porlock and Winsford. I’ve added a couple of my own from when we visited Wells in May 2017.
The City of Wells is a small, quiet place and well worth a visit. The Cathedral is magnificent and the little streets amazing.
Not much has changed there since Doris took this shots in 1964 and probably for a much longer time.
My youngest had a couple of job interviews, both in the West Country, a week or so apart. We decided to make it into a mini-holiday and visited Plymouth, Ashburton, Exeter, Tiverton, Wells and Glastonbury. I had put copies of Doris’ Exeter and Tiverton shots (from ~1970) on the iPad, so that I could do a ‘now and then’ comparison. However I did not realise she had visited Wells but it looks like we took very similar shots! Below is one of mine.
This is on the North (?) side of the Cathedral as you walk up to a beautiful medieval street.
And in 2017
Porlock and Porlock Beach
I’m not sure if Doris visited Nether Stowey, which is where Tennyson was writing Kubla Khan when interrupted by ‘a person from Porlock’.
Although the Ship, a thirteenth century inn, is still there, the house opposite has either gone or lost its thatch and the cottages in between have been replaced.
Then down to the sea.
Ernest Bevin, the Labour politician was born and spent the first eight years of his life here.
Which means he didn’t frequent here – the local, The Royal Oak, Exmoor.
Same shot – but without the vicar.
I assume this is a crossing over the Exe or Winn Brook – maybe the one that gave the village’s name.