Horsmonden From On High

Grovehurst

For my birthday in the spring of 2008, my wife bought me a ticket for a hot-air balloon flight. I preferred to share the pleasure, so I waited till her birthday a few months later, and bought one for her. We chose a launch site in Wadhurst, on the Sussex border with Kent, an area that we know and love. We had no idea that we would be sailing above an ancestral home of the Austens.

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St Margaret of Antioch in Pisidia