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Life Before Lockdown: A March Miscellany - 22nd March 2020

The massive Ash tree behind the garage/office has signs of die-back disease and fungus eating out one of its limbs, plus if it ever fell over it would do some major damage, and so it sadly has to come down. At the same time, the whole hedge along the field is sorted out. Then, Nosher's in Morissons in Diss to see the first signs of Novel Coronavirus-related panic buying, where it's true that for no apparent reason whatsoever people really have bought all the bog roll. After that, we're in Madgett's of Diss to get a new bike for Harry, and also manage to sneak in a final haircut before everything closes down. On the Sunday - the day before the full lock-down is announced - we go out for a bike ride with Harry's new bike, which is easy enough to do in a social-distancing style as there aren't many people around on Brome Avenue even when things are perfectly normal.

next album: An April Lockdown Miscellany, Eye, Suffolk - 10th April 2020
previous album: A Trip to Cooke's Music, St. Benedict's Street, Norwich - 14th March 2020

2020 The big ash tree behind the garage

The big ash tree behind the garage

2020 The first limb is cut down

The first limb is cut down

2020 A bit of tree trunk is hauled around

A bit of tree trunk is hauled around

2020 Nick Bobby the tree surgeon is up the remaining bough

Nick Bobby the tree surgeon is up the remaining bough

2020 The grabber machine does its thing

The grabber machine does its thing

2020 The gang run around inspecting the new log pile

The gang run around inspecting the new log pile

2020 The remains of the tree

The remains of the tree

2020 Meanwhile, Morissons is out of biscuits

Meanwhile, Morissons is out of biscuits

2020 It's also out of tinned food, which is more understandable

It's also out of tinned food, which is more understandable

2020 But the lack of bog roll is a complete mystery

But the lack of bog roll is a complete mystery

2020 Morissons café has been cordoned off as well

Morissons café has been cordoned off as well

2020 The boys wait for a hair cut

The boys wait for a hair cut

2020 Fred gets a trim

Fred gets a trim

2020 The gang heads upstairs in Madgett's, to look at more bikes

The gang heads upstairs in Madgett's, to look at more bikes

2020 Fred looks at chunky tyres

Fred looks at chunky tyres

2020 Harry gets a fitting

Harry gets a fitting

2020 Mick Madgett parks the bike up

Mick Madgett parks the bike up

2020 Harry has another test for size

Harry has another test for size

2020 Beale's of Bournemouth's Diss branch closes down

Beale's of Bournemouth's Diss branch closes down

2020 The old council offices in Eye are now full of Diversion roadsigns

The old council offices in Eye are now full of Diversion roadsigns

2020 The camera takes its own photo inside the car

The camera takes its own photo inside the car

2020 Fred on a bike cycling through Brome

Fred on a bike cycling through Brome

2020 Isobel and Harry pass the church

Isobel and Harry pass the church

2020 The gang heads off through Brome Street

The gang heads off through Brome Street

2020 Isobel and Fred wait for Harry at the top of the hill on Brome Avenue

Isobel and Fred wait for Harry at the top of the hill on Brome Avenue

2020 Some late daffodils

Some late daffodils

2020 Harry has a drink

Harry has a drink

2020 We eat a suitably socially-distanced picnic in the church grounds

We eat a suitably socially-distanced picnic in the church grounds

2020 A horse walks up Church Street

A horse walks up Church Street

2020 The camera decides to overlay a couple of photos, but the result is interesting

The camera decides to overlay a couple of photos, but the result is interesting

2020 The Eye Guildhall

The Eye Guildhall

2020 Old bas-relief in the church walls

Old bas-relief in the church walls

2020 Harry whirls around

Harry whirls around

2020 The church looms into the clear blue sky

The church looms into the clear blue sky

2020 We head off

We head off

2020 The 'perching falcons' are still there on Victoria Hill in Eye

The 'perching falcons' are still there on Victoria Hill in Eye

2020 Isobel and Harry again

Isobel and Harry again

2020 The gang have been outside the G-Unit's window showing off Harry's new bike

The gang have been outside the G-Unit's window showing off Harry's new bike

2020 A an old WWII bit of Eye airfield

A an old WWII bit of Eye airfield

2020 Fred waits on the B1077

Fred waits on the B1077

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The big ash tree behind the garage

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