10 Ch­ester­field

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700 of them be­fore his sud­den death in 2011.

He al­ways took a cam­era with him on his coun­try­side ex­plo­rations and amassed a huge col­lec­tion of colour slides of the Bri­tish land­scape, the peo­ple and an­i­mals that lived in it — stretch­ing back to the 1950s and ’ 60s. I was lucky enough to be on

What a fan­tas­tic view of the north face of Cadair Idris and the Mawd­dach Es­tu­ary. The horse was com­pletely un­con­cerned by Roger’s pres­ence and was happy to stand and ad­mire the view with him in July 2003.

A fierce thun­der­storm has just passed through the Cord­well Val­ley near Ch­ester­field, in July 1988, leav­ing the trem­bling in­hab­i­tants of a field all gath­ered to­gether in a cor­ner. They are just feel­ing brave enough to peep over the wall to stare at the...

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