Breachwood Green lies in rural farming land, quite close to the outskirts of Luton. Yet, except for the planes flying over to land at Luton Airport, it could be many miles from any metropolis.
Whitwell, just to the east, is in the parish of St Paul's Walden. Legend has it that the earliest inhabitants were gypsies who settled in the valley of the River Mimram. Historical documents trace the origin of the parish back to at least King Alfred's time (the late 9th century), and the name Whitwell is of Saxon origin.
The photographs were taken by John Hockey in July 2013.