I’M NOT surprised by the large number of hits Roger Sweet has had for his website of photographs of Oxfordshire villages, because I have enjoyed many years travelling though this pleasant countryside, looking for views to paint and know how beautiful it can be. But, one wonders, how long will the Oxfordshire we know and love last?

With the amount of house-building going on, most of it will be drowned in a sea of nondescript housing estates before long.

DERRICK HOLT Fortnam Close Headington Oxford