Dawn breaks over beautiful Ludlow
By the dawn’s early light - an ethereal view of Ludlow, with St Laurence’s Church rising above the mist.
At 135 ft the church's tower dominates the town, and the chiming of its bells has been a part of everyday life since the early 17th century.
The bells play a different tune for each day of the week, and are mentioned by A E Housman in A Shropshire Lad.
On the horizon is the unmistakeable outline of Titterstone Clee, which is about five miles away as the crow flies.
I never take these scenes for granted, but as I stood on Whitcliffe Common and drank it all in, I was reminded yet again why I love the job I do.
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