Cheam – A London village

Despite being in a London Borough there’s still very much the air of a village about Cheam Village. It’s too small to attract the shopping chains, although the café and restaurant chains have got a foothold.

On a day that threatened some nasty weather, the morning was sunny and warm enough to allow the taking of some bright pictures with the phone.

The croquet lawn has stimulated me to look into the game’s rules and to find out a bit about the village club. The walk in the grounds of the church provided some nice images, and I liked the new bench in the grounds of the library.

Cheam Village

It may be part of a London Borough but Cheam still seems like a village.

Another iPhone picture, saved in RAW format.

At 11 years our car is old, but these are over 100!

Between a walk to the village shops and the little ones coming for a visit, I was able to capture a few images of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run as it passed by. It’s the longest-running motoring event in the world, the first run being in 1896. To qualify, the cars must have been built before 1905 and this year there were more than 400.

But not every one of these old vehicles makes it to Brighton!