1968 2010s 2018 Kent

196. Kent 1968 and 2018 – Ightham Mote

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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.
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“Shall we go somewhere tomorrow?” my wife asked over the Friday night pizza.

As I had just posted the Ightham 1968 slides and the place is about a half hour drive from home I chose there (actually I had just posted the Uttar Pradesh slides but going there for the afternoon might have proved impracticable).

I’ll not change the original post – here – as we could not get into the house itself. Maybe we will revisit in the summer as we now are members of the National Trust.

I would have liked to do ‘slider’ before and after images, but my ‘plan’ does not allow plugins, so here images show the 50 year difference. When I do it properly I’ll crop the images.

06 Kent 1968 Ightham Mote
Ightham Mote Kent 1968
6 - 2018-01-13_142146 Sat 13 Jan Ightham193
Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
7 - 2018-01-13_144200 Sat 13 Jan Ightham205
Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
8 - 2018-01-13_144251 Sat 13 Jan Ightham207
Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
11 - 2018-01-13_144656 Sat 13 Jan Ightham 213
Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
12 - 2018-01-13_144758 Sat 13 Jan Ightham 216
Ightham Mote Kent 2018
13 - 2018-01-13_150430 Sat 13 Jan Ightham 237
Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
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Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
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Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
16 - 2018-01-13_150007 Sat 13 Jan Ightham 228
Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
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Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
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Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
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Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968
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Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 1968

And a few that I took which Doris did not.

9 - 2018-01-13_144610 Sat 13 Jan Ightham211
Ightham Mote Kent 2018
XX - 2018-01-13_142811 Sat 13 Jan Ightham 195
Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 2018
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Ightham Mote Kent 2018

The main two things we found was that the entrance had been shifted a few hundred yards up the road. That became apparent when I tried to take the first photo and found I was not high enough. The main car park then must have shifted into the cottage one and the entrance become a disabled and service only one, with the second thing being a large pair of Black gates and accompanying hedge added.

I worked this out but then could not think how to get to the road above. I popped into the gift shop to see if it was ok for me to shimmy over the wall, but after some gentle telling off, the nice lady let me out of the disabled entrance and I happily went off to confuse drivers on the road and worry the cottage inhabitants.

Although it was not a really inclement day, my wife got cold.

Finally you can see by the leaves on the trees how an English January landscape looks, which implies that Doris developed the film in Feb 68 and probably had it in her camera over winter.

 

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