Category Archives: Old Thatch

Blyton’s Britain – Part 1: Home

Thanks to a comment on one of my previous posts, from a reader saying that it would be nice to have a list of locations that Enid Blyton used for inspiration and where she lived, I have decided to put … Continue reading

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Monday 1st December

So it’s here, the dreaded (or celebrated) D month, and we’re in the middle of winter now so time to cuddle up with some good books and a lovely hot drink- hopefully in front of a fire if you’re lucky … Continue reading

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End of the Season, Old Thatch

Old Thatch Gardens, Bucks, have their last open day today before they close for another year and with this in mind, I have been back to Old Thatch twice in the past month to get a selection of photos to … Continue reading

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Old Thatch: Come Rain, Come Shine

Ok, I know you’ve already had a Bourne End blog off me for Spring where the weather was delightfully warm and sunny, but bear with me. Last time, I did not visit the beautiful gardens at Old Thatch because they were … Continue reading

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First Monday in June

Gosh this year is going so fast. We’re in JUNE already – now that is scary! So this week we have a new contributor, Laura with a very specific catalogue of Famous Five caving locations! Fiona is going to (hopefully) … Continue reading

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A visit to Bourne End and Old Thatch with the Enid Blyton Society Forumites

That title is a bit of a mouthful really, but on Sunday fourteen forumites met up along with seven of their nearest and dearests (some more willingly than others) for lunch and a wander around old Thatch. A good number … Continue reading

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Bourne End Under Water

Last Sunday, when we had some nice sunny weather (and a break from all this rain) I thought I would go for a walk, and well for some reason, I thought that it would be nice to go to Bourne … Continue reading

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A Blyton-y, Blog-y Bourne End Walk! by Corinna

I was lucky enough to have a recent trip to the UK from New Zealand, and the very first catch-up arranged was with Stef!  Having equally well-organised friends is definitely very useful.  Since she lives vaguely out that way, and … Continue reading

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The Feelings of Old Thatch from 4th August 2013

Ducking under the lych gate of Old Thatch almost makes you feel like you’re entering another, more magical world. Whatever the weather the magical feel of this garden does not disappoint. Once under the lych gate you are surrounded by high … Continue reading

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When Francis went to Old Thatch

The alarm clock went off at 6 o’clock and I staggered downstairs to make a cup of tea for Izzy and I. We really don’t function without large doses of tea so the thought of going a few hours without … Continue reading

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Bourne End and Old Thatch, June 2013

I spent last weekend with Stef, around London and Berkshire. We spent the majority of our time doing Blyton-related activities, including a day at Bourne End on the Sunday. I’d been to Bourne end twice before – once in 2012 … Continue reading

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Bourne End: A May Day Walk

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer! In the glorious sunshine on May Day (May 1st) I convinced my friend Catherine to come for another Bourne End walk with me. It’s basically my spring Bourne End blog but because … Continue reading

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A Winter Walk at Bourne End

When I mentioned my trip to Bourne end Fiona asked me: “Are you going to do a blog for each season?” I said: “Maybe.” I guess in a way I was telling the truth! Last Monday I woke up to … Continue reading

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Enid’s Inspiration: Bourne End in the Autumn

Yesterday I went adventuring. Well I say adventuring but I have been to Bourne End before, on several other occasions actually, but always in bright summer and spring sunshine. The visit today was my first time seeing Bourne End in … Continue reading

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