Thanks for the compliments everyone. Interesting to hear about the Nina Bawden connection as although I never met her she was a friend of my mother for a few years before she died, although many years earlier we were all friends with Joan Aiken and Kaye Webb of Puffin Books as we met them on holiday.
Although it's a fairly dreadful journey I found out about three old direction signs on one wall which I got today in Leighton Buzzard. I was hoping to get there when it was light and take more on the way but was running late, and wondered if the new camera could manage to reach so high up with the flash, but I brightened them up and came out perfect. Two are here and the other was turning to the right. They are also the only ones known left in Bedfordshire.