Friday, 2 September 2016

Under the surface

A service road in Northampton in 2016. Just under the surface cobbles, well laid, durable and with a history that goes back to the Romans. 

The first cobble stones were found in rivers and streams already rounded by nature, selected for their form, set into sand or mortar. A permanent surface for feet, hooves and wheels creating a stage for our dramas of travel and necessity. 

Market day, a festival, visiting relatives, moving house, attending a funeral, looking for work, courting, begging... stories in the stones hidden under our feet. 

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