Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Cleethorpes 1940s Weekend. A few pictures.

These young women were dancing to music from the period.

Plenty of people were dressed in 1940s civilian attire.

A few vintage cameras.

Bell & Howell Cine camera.

Large format "view camera".

Another Bell & Howell.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tealby Thorpe, another visit.

We visited Tealby Thorpe back in May so last week had another drive there.  Tealby Thorpe is just a small hamlet set out of the way in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

A view over The Wolds from the lane leading to Tealby Thorpe.

The stream running through the hamlet is a ford allowing vehicles to reach the main
road which runs through to the larger village of Tealby.  It's too deep these days for anything
other than farm vehicles or brave 4X4 drivers.
Many years ago I drove along it in my Mk1 Ford Cortina but was very pleased when I reached
the far end without a mishap!  

The house on the right is the old mill which operated by the water wheel under the archway.

The church in the distance is the Parish Church of Tealby in the main village.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Jousting at Lincoln Castle. (Set 2 of 2).

The Jester (on stilts by the way) was hilarious.

Mid-afternoon the Knights came out to joust.

The top section of each Knight's lance was made of a very soft wood designed to shatter
on impact but it was still a very dangerous activity.

This "Knight" receives the lance from a lady in waiting.  I used inverted commas because
this Knight is a lady!

Another of the "Knights" revealed as a woman at the end of the event as they left the arena.

All pics taken on my Olympus OMD- EM10 with  12-60mm Leica Zoom lens.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Jousting at Lincoln Castle. (Set 1 of 2).

Some pictures from the Jousting event at Lincoln Castle.

Not just a demonstration of medieval cooking but their meal for the day.

Medieval musicians, they were very good too. 

All around Lincoln is a "Knights' Trail" with these statues.

No event is a success without a dog.

I spent a while enjoying the medieval music.

The Jester who was really amusing, more of him later.

One of the Jousters.