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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.