Sunday, January 30, 2011

William Blandford Fletcher - King John's Bridge - Tewkesbury





People were poorer, and had not the comforts, amusements or knowledge we have today, but they were happier.

Flora Thompson
Lark Rise to Candleford

3 comments:

catmint said...

this quote from flora thompson is idealizing the past I think. Wonderful painting of the old woman, and the village scene.

Hermes said...

I think that sums up Flora rather well but her book is delightful if not exactly inclusive. Still every generation thinks they were happier in their youth!

iam6of11 said...

I have a very old etching of King John's Bridge that is signed by the artist.....but I can only make out Peter.....it is framed under glass and looks to have been framed in the 40's? I would love to learn something about this original work of art. If anyone has info please contact me at iam6of11@gmail.com. Thanks!