Link to live sky view camera with current temperature.
A view from the edge of the village looking South West often giving beautiful
After three months in customs our new cameras are
You will see an image from this camera only when there
is daylight. At present in spring this is between approximately 6am and 7pm. Rural living of course means no street lights so there is nothing to see
at night, but we leave the camera on all the time just in case a well lit UFO
lands one evening! During some parts of the year afternoon sun can get into the
lens giving flaring on the picture.
The line that sometimes shows across the image is a
power supply cable which catches the light. Like almost all of the village we
get our "juice" via an overhead supply which has just been upgraded from four
wires to a single combination. This is supposed to be more reliable, we'll see!
We have several other live cameras at HorstedKeynes.Com all of which we try to keep
on line, but the most useful is probably the weather camera which shows a view of
the sky and clouds directly above our location on the Greenwich Meridian. Then
you can't miss looking at what Channel 4 in the U.K. described as the most boring page on the
internet, our live view of a compost heap slowly rotting away! To see all our other
camera views please click here. Remember to see any
picture in its largest size just click the small view.
Here courtesy of www.theweald.org is
the same area photographed from a slightly different angle in 1910.
Many alterations are visible but that signpost is still there! Yes that's the same house as shown above but without the extension
and metal railings that were
added in the 1920's. The chimneys are identical but in those days there was no
satellite dish on the side! Also no electricity, no gas, no central heating, no
indoor bathroom or toilet, etc., etc! Oh yes, the external beams look as though they are not
original, don't they? Notice how small the windows were in those days too. The
house and barn to the right are still there too but today rather hidden behind
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A recent picture of the sunset taken through the tress just to the left of the above