A Different Side of Chippenham

Over the past few years I’ve spent a lot of time documenting a side of Chippenham that the Tourist Information Office would prefer to pretend didn’t exist: the overflowing bins, the “grot spots”, and of course the seemingly endless stream of litter.

However, I have a MissElaineous side project of designing postcards.*  I started with the places I used to live–Bath and Bristol–areas that I am sure have their own problem with litter but which look quite good from a distance.  Yet I recently turned my attention to Chippenham, trying to find eye-catching sights to photograph that don’t involve cans, bottles, or discarded wrappers.  And I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were out there … when you stop and take a moment to look up.

* Postcards available for sale at Hall’s Emporium of Fine Gifts (formerly The Craft Company).


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