In May last year I wrote about our day trip, in the previous month of April, with Joe and Carolyn from Oregon. They have just sent us a CD of photographs which they took whilst they were here.

When we all arrived at Coggeshall the first thing we saw as we walked out of the car park was this Cercis tree which, whilst not native to this country, is pretty spectacular. Joe or Carolyn, I don’t remember which, took this photograph of Amanda and me under the tree.

Joe took this picture of Carolyn, Amanda and me outside one of the old (1560) buildings in Coggeshall.

This is Carolyn making friends with one of the locals. The abbey gatehouse chapel of St. Nicholas, built around 1220, is in the background.