This year is the centenary of the introduction in Britain of the 1913 Ancient Monuments Act which recognised for the first time that the state had a duty to ensure the continued survival of certain key physical and historical remains. Pointing this out to me, stalwart Sepian, Marilyn Brindley, suggested that it was time for an old ruin (could she have been referring to me) or at least time for a castle. And so our theme image features an old photograph of Conway Castle in Wales which forms part of the collection of the Library of Congress which is available via Flickr Commons. You could perhaps feature a castle or a monument or a ruin or ... well the choice is yours. Just give us an old image and a few words of explanation and post your post on or around Saturday 6th April 2013 and then link your post using the Linky List below.
Before we cross the drawbridge and enter the castle keep, let us have a look at what lies ahead for Sepians during April.
172 : Spring is just around the corner (we are told) and it is time to get your walking boots on, pack your haversack, and head out into the hills and valleys. There is nothing like a jolly hike (I am told).
173 : Now this particular photograph is just plain odd. What on earth is going on here I can't begin to imagine. But we all have odd old photographs in our collections and here is your chance to feature them.
But for now, take your place on the battlements, it's time to pay tribute to all that is grand, all that is old and all that is ruined. As for me, in the words of the singer Meatloaf, "two out of three ain't bad".