Feeding time in the Corvedale sunshine

How typically English is this - winter sunshine on sheep at Shipton, in the Corvedale.

Feeding time in the Corvedale sunshine

I was driving past St James’ Church on my way back from Ludlow and just had to stop when I saw that it was feeding time.

Rather appropriately, it is thought that the name Shipton means sheep farm, or settlement.

Interestingly, the church contains a memorial to the so-called Mayflower Children, who were the innocent victims of a family scandal.

The four youngsters were sent to America on the Mayflower with the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620, but only one of them survived the harsh voyage and the bitter winter that followed.

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