Wednesday, 23 April 2008

The Village of Stock

On our way back from the reservoir (see previous post)
we drove back through the village of Stock

I managed to persuade Alan to park so that I could walk around and take some photos

As I know just how much my overseas blogging buddies like English villages




The War Memorial


Pond and seat on the green

The bus stop shelter



Grave stones on the High Street

The Hoop Pub

The Bear Pub






And a few houses







A friend of mine lived in this cottage after they retired

21 comments:

DeeDee said...

Oh my Barbara...I do love the little villages and so happy you take us on a tour now and then...Just like I imagine..A favorite of mine...As Time Goes By with Judy Dench..now and then we see a bit of an English village..Thank you for a great post...Dee Dee

Tori said...

Oh how lovely! The photos are beautiful and that make me feel like I'm actually there.

I can't remember if I've been here before, so I'll pretend this is the first time. You have a lovely blog!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh how I love the photos! Such a beautiful village! Thanks!

Morning Glory said...

As you know, I'm one of those blogging buddies who loves to see your village pictures! So pretty.

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice village. Our husbands are such good sports aren't they?
Susan

Elizabeth said...

I can't think why people are so mean about Essex!
There are so many pretty places there.
Thank you for these lovely pictures.
I grew up in Herongate/Ingrave between the Southend Arterial Road and Brentwood.
We lived in an old gamekeeper's cottage on the Thorndon Park Estate.
It was a wondeful place to explore - though now, I gather , it is all ''gentrified'
All best wishes
ps post lots more pictures of Essex - your friends abroad love them!

Mob said...

Hey, this could be where my family originated. My maiden name is Stocks, wouldn't that be funny. I think I would like this village, lots of nice pubs :)

Betty said...

Barbara,
I'm back....we've been out of pocket for a few days and I really missed visiting with you and others....

I enjoyed our trek around the village....so quaint....

Soon will meet Marion face to face...I'm so excited....Betty

inspired said...

looks simply beautiful.
p.s
i've closed down THE SALEMS blog as i thought it had run it's course.

God bless

Jeanne said...

Thanks for all that you share with us.
I love to see your photographs and all that you share with us~
Blessings~

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I so enjoy peeking at these charming villages Barbara! Thank you!


Blessings,
melissa

Needled Mom said...

The village is just beautiful. It is such fun to see posts like this as it allows us to get a sense of what different areas are like as viewed by regular people.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Ah, the quaint charms of English villages....around every corner lies something picturesque....

This little village was worth the stop and the stroll, these pics are lovely.

Thank you!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

The sky so blue, the grass so green...love all the photos of pubs and lovely homes. Thank you, as always, for sharing your corner with us.

Mike said...

Looks lovely, and what nice weather you had!

zetor said...

Lovely photos , I've added you to my favourite list, hope you don't mind. Us Brits must stick together.

Sara said...

Bricks, bricks everywhere....I do love all that old brick. The color is so fabulous.

I find it curious that there are tombstones on the High Street....built into the wall!

I love the glimpse between those two homes into a garden beyond....makes me want to walk through and see what else is on the other side.

Sara said...

PS: Forgot to mention the funny little bunny sitting in the upper window of The Pottery House...cute, though we can only see the back of him!

Elizabethd said...

Lovely photos, my first visit to you. I'm English living in France, so it is wonderful to see the typical English photos!

Willow said...

Thank you so much for the visit to Stock! Yes, we who are across the pond do love to see English villages. I am trying to decide which house I want to live in! Like Sara,I noticed the red brick and was reminded that in Bath all the houses and other buildings are more a sandy yellow stone. I like the local 'color'.

Going to get out my map of England...

Charm & Grace said...

From this overseas blogging buddy... THANK YOU ALAN! (Do you think he heard me?) And to you, sweet Barbara, thank you for letting us have a glimpse of yet another lovely English village (you know I am living vicariously through your wonderful photos!)

Blessings and happy Lord's day tomorrow... Christi