Photo postcard from Caversham

Photos from a working visit to Caversham, the Berkshire “former village” where the Chilterns meet the valley of the River Thames at Reading.
Colourful but chilly near Caversham Bridge over the Thames with swans massing around one of the boathouses. There's been a bridge here since about 1168 AD. Higher up, vestiges of snowmen still on the ground at a part of the Ridgeway where drovers herded sheep above Hem Dean; these days Hemdean is full of red-brick houses and Cavesham is a commuter suburb, no longer a village.