The picture is of one the Clarence Gates at the western end of the high street. I managed to get the sun through the glass globe at the top of the gate.
I made a slight change to my route this morning, so that I walked the length of Spring Garden Lane. I am trying to identify which house was Grove House. Located on Spring Garden Lane, it was a centre of the community and played a significant role in the life of the town.
Walking down the road, I was looking at all of the houses to try and gain an indication as to where Grove house was likely to be. There is a patch of open ground Nicholson Gardens – I wonder if that was the location of the house.
It was a last minute change to my normal route, which I sometimes make and adds a bit of variety to the walks and indeed as i got on to the High Street I knew that I was within my normal time frame, because I saw Smoking Lady, at a point where I might normally see her had I followed my normal route. Also, the change in route made little if any difference in the distance that I walked.
I didn’t find Grove House, but I haven’t given up.