East Hagbourne is a pretty village a couple of miles south of Didcot, in southern Oxfordshire. It has a handsome church, a 15th century stone cross and a core of thatched and half timbered houses – as well as a good pub.
My line and wash illustrative type painting is of the cross in the centre of the village. The building behind it is called ‘Tudor House’ and is attached to a fine old barn. It also has a fine garden fronting on to the street. In the Summer the cross is a good spot to observe the swallows, darting between the houses and around the cross.