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Old Oct 30, 2007, 4:47 PM   #1
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Front of the abbey grounds, my wife just stepped in as I took the photo.
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Old Oct 31, 2007, 1:58 AM   #2
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Alex, I hope you looked round the Fox Talbot museum. My brother lives in Chippenham, so I 'did' Lacock Abbey and the village thoroughly when I visited him for a family funeral last month.

I was astonished to discover that Fox Talbot invented most things I hold dear, as my working life was spent as a research chemist in an electricity research centre. He & his pal Faraday invented the electric motor, missing out the boring rotational bit that powers the world, and going straight to linear motors as in hover trains. He also invented chemical analytical spectroscopy. He was an ancient languages scholar as well.

And to cap it all, he composed the best tear-jerking letter home from boarding school in history........

I see there's a faint self-portrait of my Z712's lens barrel there!

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But this shot, riddled with camera shake, is my favourite from the day. I was there very early, as the playgroup started up...
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Hi Alan thanks for looking, yes its a beautifull little village, we seen all there was to see, my wife and I are going back again in December for our anniversary, thats some beautifully letter, here is another photo of that at a different angle.
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