Sunday, 16 September 2012

Happy Birthday to Me

The weather was nice so we went spin in Masie and for a stroll on Ranmore Common. From the common you get fine views south east to Dorking..

...the 210 foot spire of St mMartins can be clearly seen..

..and to the south Leith Hill, the highest point on the Greensand Ridge and  the second highest point in south-east England.

Birthday Boy

This poor guy was not very successful at getting into the air while we were there.

Saturday 8 September was one of the Heritage Open Days and just along from where we parked the car the local church was open. St Barnabas' Church which has been known for many years as "The Church on the North Downs Way". The church was built in 1859 by George Cubitt MP who became the 1st Baron Ashcombe in 1892. His architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott who designed a 'High Victoriana' scaled-down cathedral to serve the people who worked on the Denbies Estate.

On the top of the octagonal tower and spire is the Dorking Cockerel

The birthday cake that daughter baked...

and very nice it was too!

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