Return to Wootton Bassett, May 2011
When we visited Wootton Bassett for the Ride of Respect in April, we didn't feel that it was appropriate to stop in the town on our way through, as there were so many motorcycles to go through the town in such a short time, and we just headed straight for the motorway after completing our ride. But we wanted to go back, and take a while to see the town that has been the focus of the repatriations. So we made our plans to visit the town on a Thursday in May. A few days before we were due to go, we heard the sad news that there would be a repatriation on the day of our visit. We decided that we should go along, as planned, and show our respect to nineteen year old fallen Marine Nigel Dean Mead, of 42 Commando Royal Marines. Out of respect for all concerned, we took no photographs during the repatriation, but here are a few photos from the rest of the trip.

Our first stop was in Castle Combe, considered by many to be the prettiest village in England
It's pretty viewed from any angle
After visiting Wootton Bassett and attending the repatriation, we parked our bikes up for the night at a local hotel—this was the view from our room
The following morning we returned to Wootton Bassett
The old town hall is now a museum
The War Memorial
A close up of the sculpture
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