Then and Now – The View from Crook Peak

This is a regular series of blogs about photographs of the same place taken years apart. I quite like those Then and Now comparison photographs that you see in books or on the Twitter or Facebook.  The first of the posts in this series was of a council building in Manchester.

I always thought I should give then and now photographs a go. However what I have started to notice is that I have been doing Then and Now photographs unintentionally over the years and have been taking photographs of the same thing or place from the same view or perspective years apart.

I took this photograph in June 2024.

Crook Peak

I took pretty much the same photograph the year before in June 2023.

Crook Peak

Both were taken with an iPhone 13.


Mendip Hills

For Christmas I got a National Trust membership. It’s being a few years since I was last a member, but now looking forward to visiting new places and going back to places we have been to before.

Back in 2016 I did start to keep a note of how much we saved with the membership, but looking back over the blog, I never kept up to date with that, but with this membership I am intending to blog about the visits we do this year and the savings we made.

You don’t need a membership though to visit the Mendip Hills. We walked up Crooks Peak, before walking towards Wavering Down, we then walked back to where we had parked the car.

Mendip Hills

Dramatic gorges and ancient woodland rising above the Somerset Levels.

Current saving £169.85

No admission fee

Total saving £0

Cumulative saving £303.65

Membership cost £133.80

Cumulative saving £169.85
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