The Smiths – Day 1

Recent genealogical investigations revealed that a couple of relatives, specifically Bathsheba Clarke, lived in the villages of Belton-in-Rutland and Allexton. I had stayed in these villages a few years ago and never knew the significance. Another recent discovery was the burial place of my 3xGreat grandparents (Hambleton, Rutland) and also that a cousin once grazed the land now flooded by Rutland water.

All this prompted the trip to Rutland.

EastbourneLeft 14:12

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Belton in RutlandArrived 14:12

Belton in Rutland

Upon arrival at the B&B, no one answered the door. I wandered around for a bit and eventually a man appeared, who apologised because the maid who was supposed to be opening the door had her headphones on.

After unpacking, I went for a walk to Allexton and back through the village of Ben Elton, taking photographs on the way.

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