This building went up in the 1880’s. The shop owner at the bottom was a taylor, he asked for these frontages (I don’t know what the proper name for these are). They were mentioned in the book of Gosport. Or, how about this one;
This one was also mentioned, with no explanation available as to why it has the separated lintel – perhaps there was a shop sign there in the past?
We went out and had a very nice lunch, but I still hadn’t been for a sunday walk. I kind of bit the bullet and decided that I was going to use the Vlogging thing and walk down the high street filming myself and talking in to the camera – I did several clips and one long one, I’m not going to post any of them because they aren’t good.
It was a lovely afternoon, a bit of blue sky and the sun was very bright, admittedly a bit of a chill to the air, but a fleece dealt with that. When I got home I found that I had only done just over two miles. So I decided that I would go out again.
This time though, I took my tripod and my reporters microphone and went back to the waterfront. I got things set up, and just sat on a seat with the mic, recording myself talking to the camera. This was something that I had never done so casually before. It was something I just needed to do. I saw a person I meet regularly on the #breakfastclub and explained what I was doing and why. The whole experience was really quite pleasant, and has definitely put me in a calmer frame of mind when it comes to filming the bits I want to do about the history of Gosport.
Today was a major step forward for me. I am very pleased about it.