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Monday, 17 April 2017

A Victorian Post Box.

I've been visiting the Lincolnshire Market Town for Many years so it came as a surprise when I spotted this old Post Office and Post Box last week.

The Old Trinity Post Office.




Monday, 10 April 2017

Drive in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

These pictures were taken yesterday on a short drive through the Wolds.  Yesterday was the first really warm day of the Spring, 24 degrees C!

Today it's only 11 degrees C!!  Welcome to England.

Wild Garlic growing on a bankside in the North Ormsby Valley.  No flowers just yet
but I shall be returning for another shot when they are in bloom.


Oilseed Rape just coming into flower in the valley at North Ormsby. 

A typical Wolds view near Wold Newton showing the chalky nature of the soil.

Greater Celandine with Bluebells about to flower in the background.
These Bluebells have mutated and always have white flowers!

Lunaria (common Name Honesty) flowers.

New Beech Leaves.

The well photographed Post Box at Grainsby.

St Nocholas' Church at Grainsby.


Friday, 7 April 2017

Lincolnshire Churches. St. Martins, Waithe.

St. Martins Church at Waithe is a mixture of authentic medieval and Victorian Gothic styles.
It was restored in 1861 by the Louth Architect James Fowler for the local Haigh family.
The Chancel is highly decorated with Minton tiles on the floor, walls and the reredos.  The colourful style is oriental.
The oldest part of St. Martin's is the tower which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086.

St. Martin's Church is no longer used for regular services and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.









The view from the Nave looking into the Chancel.

The Chancel is decorated throughout with Minton Tiles.




Choir stalls lit only by candlelight.

The view from the Chancel looking back into the Nave.

Font.

Steps leading up to the Pulpit.


One of several carved heads.

Detail of the Minton Tiles.


Friday, 31 March 2017

Woodhall Spa 1940's Weekend, 2016. More characters from the 1940s Day.

This is the last set of images from the 2016 Woodhall Spa 1940s Weekend.  A few more of the people in character and dressed in the style of dress from the 1940s.

These 1940s events inevitably concentrate on the wartime and all things military.  I've tried with these shots to focus (excuse the pun) on the people who dressed as members of the public would have dressed in those days.



This lady was nicely dressed but the obvious mobile 'phone is out of character (& time).

Correct.....she's texting.


When someone poses you just have to photograph them, even if this is military.

A very nice couple tho'


He was a really good character.

This is the "Petwood Hotel" which was the officer's mess for RAF 617 Squadron
(the famous Dambusters) in WW2.

I'm very pleased I have a Compact System Camera which is as light as a feather, almost.

People on the lawn of the Petwood.

Sat in the lounge of the Petwood.

They were all enjoying this chap's singing.  He was really good.

Almost the end of the day so I had to find a dog to finish on.

This definitely is the end.  As usual at the end of an event the bins were full and overflowing.
At least people did their best and piled the excess close to the bin for collection.