From Lakey Hill, you can see the old year rolling away and hear the New Year Bells being all but drowned out by Lilian’s cackle. She’s giving it large in The Bull, but other Ambridgers flinch at what the New Year brings.
Even from this distance you can see track marks around Home Farm as one era draws to a close and another dawns.
The sounds rising up from Lower Loxley are also far from joyous as a lacklustre season draws to a close, and Lily droops under pressure - and you can glimpse Tom’s headlights nosing through the dark lanes as he introduces Natasha to various Archers.
Money troubles come knocking at th Grundy door, while for Ben and Ruairi, disappointment beckons.
Thanks to Maggiesaes from ‘The Archers in Mustardland’