Running alongside city roads provides ample means of distraction:
Dogs and their mess, pavement cyclists, aggressive car drivers, noise and general urban mayhem. In contrast, this collection was built up in an altogether different landscape:
the English countryside.
The particular setting is a former secret WWII aerodrome at Harrington, Northamptonshire. The collection presented in this little book was acquired by her during her morning ‘run’ along old concrete runways and on the green verges bordering the encircling roads.
Holding her plastic bag in one hand, she retrieved an array of discarded objects from past and present. Some date from the last war, such as the occasional canon shell, others are strictly modern day, a mixture of countryside and urban: cartridge cases abandoned
by the devotees of clay pigeon shoots, bits twisted metal or plastic fallen off passing cars
or vans, remnants of farm machinery and the inevitable discarded food and drink packets,
bottles and cans, the gift to Nature from passing motorists.