Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Louth Victorian Market. (Set 1 of 3).

A Victorian styled street market has been held at Louth for quite a few years but we've not been to it before.  We decided it was time to have a look.

Most of the stallholders dressed in traditional Victorian dress.  These two however are members
of the Victorian Steam Punk fraternity, but they added to the general interest.

This chap was very entertaining and rode his Penny Farthing
up & down Mercer Row.

A group of strolling players just happened to be in the area.  Not quite true, they were actors
from the Louth Playgoers Theatre who were putting on a production of "Black Adder".

A blatant case of product placement?

The star of the whole day! 

"Mad Hatters"?  I couldn't possibly comment.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is  a preservation railway and runs from Ludborough to North Thoresby. 

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Rufford Abbey & Edwinstowe. Part 2, Edwinstowe.


"Edwinstowe is a large village and civil parish in the heart of Sherwood Forest, north Nottinghamshire, England, with associations to the Robin Hood and Maid Marian legends. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 5,188.[1]"

Above information courtesy of Wikipedia.

Edwinstowe has one of the most attractive and traditional village cricket pitches in England.
(in my opinion)

There's been a fair on this ground in Edwinstowe for several hundred years.
It's adjacent to the cricket pitch.

All photo's taken on my Olympus EM10 + 14-42 EZ lens.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Rufford Abbey & Edwinstowe. Part 1, Rufford Abbey.

Rufford Abbey.

Rufford Abbey is a country estate in Rufford, Nottinghamshire, England, some 2 miles (4 km) south of Ollerton. Originally a Cistercian abbey, it was converted to a country house in the 16th century after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Part of the house was demolished in the 20th century, but the remains, standing in 150 acres of park and woodland, are open to the public as Rufford Country Park. Part of the park is a Local Nature Reserve.[1][2]
The house itself is constructed of rubble, brick, dressed stone and ashlar with ashlar dressings and plain tile roofs.[3] It is Grade I listed and scheduled as an Ancient Monument.”

The above information is by courtesy of Wikipedia.

I had an excursion outside the county of Lincolnshire when we visited Rufford Country Park, the site of Rufford Abbey. We also visited the town of Edwinstowe, just a few miles away.

Around the gardens are some permanent sculptures. 

Rufford Abbey is in the centre of what was the Nottinghamshire Coalfield with mines
throughout the area.  There are no more deep coalmines left working in the UK and this is a statue
celebrating the British coal miner. 
There was a coalmine nearby at Ollerton until it's closure in 1994.