Travelling throughout Europe and other parts of the world, the same story is being repeated, and repeated. Returning from China, in October 2009, exactly the same complaints are being voiced by those in fortunate positions to have enjoyed a glorious rural past. Just read the other day that a whole rural area by a Chinese village is likely to be cleared to make way for China's first Disneyland! And that entails removing ancient graveyards where the local people believe their ancestors are 'sleeping'. None of them want a Disneyland anyway, whether their traditions are felt to be whacky or not. Only two villagers have been bought out...the rest are staying put. I'm in no doubt Disneyland will prevail - are you? When Big Bucks speaks, politicians normally stand aside.
The first picture features the approach to the town over the old bridge, allegedly built on sacks of wool (or the profits of the wool trade...we can't be sure!).
The second picture is a shot of Polzeath beach on the North Cornish Coast - a surfer's paradise.
If you want to read about the fascinating history of Wadebridge, click on the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadebridge