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East Anglia

I took more day trips to this area of England than any other. Within this section there are separate pages for each of two trips: Imperial War Museum at DuxfordEarls Colne. And Cambridge, being the real bona fide tourist attraction in the area, gets its own separate section. (Henry also spent two days in Norwich on a family history excursion. He's only written up the first part of it, which you can read here.)

Neither Duxford nor Earls Colne are on the rail lines, but we got close enough to Duxford to walk there from Whittlesford, and the gracious owner of the Earls Colne development picked us up in Kelvedon on that trip. More details of the journeys are on the blog posts dealing with these excursions: DuxfordEarls Colne. And you can see these photos, plus many more, especially of museum exhibits at Duxford, in this Flickr set. More about both Earls Colne and the parts of the Duxford Museum that relate to my father's World War II service can be found here.

To get better oriented geographically, you can see the points we visited on this map:

View a larger version of the map here.

The pictures below are the few I took that represent the lovely, bucolic Cambridgeshire countryside, apart from the specific attractions we went up there to see.

A street in beautiful downtown Whittlesford, taken while we were still looking for a bus to Duxford.
Soon after the picture was taken, two nice ladies directed us to the footpath on the right.


footpath to Duxford

The footpath that led us right to the Duxford museum, full of lovely autumn color.


waiting for the train

Waiting for the train back to London at the
Whittlesford Station

Sunset over Whittlesford after our museum-ing...

sunset in Whittlesford



And here's another sunset picture over East Anglia. I only wish we'd had more time to explore its charms.

sunset in Whittlesford


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