A different perspective on the Saron project

Earlier this year Friends of Saron were fortunate in obtaining the assistance of amateur ‘drone ‘enthusiasts Alan and Adrian Owen. They flew their machines over the Saron site enabling us to obtain some fascinating aerial views of the graveyard and parts of the village beyond. In due course we intend to post on this blog some clips from the video material which they recorded. For now, here are a few ‘stills’ from this footage:-

Saron graveyard and surroundings looking north.

Saron graveyard and surroundings looking north.

Saron graveyard looking south.

Saron graveyard looking south.

Closer view of graveyard area behind numbers 39 and 40 Chapel Street.

Closer view of graveyard area behind numbers 39 and 40 Chapel Street.

Another view of Saron graveyard looking north.

Another view of Saron graveyard looking north.

An interesting comparison can be made between the above views of Saron graveyard following the intervention of Friends of Saron and these earlier images obtained from historical  Google Earth satellite data:-

Saron graveyard and surrounding area in 2008.

Saron graveyard and surrounding area in 2008.

Saron graveyard and surrounding area in 2010.

Saron graveyard and surrounding area in 2010.

Please look out for video footage which we hope to post here fairly soon.

We would be very interested to receive any  comments which you might have on the progress of this project.

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About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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