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Friday, 4 October 2013

Waltham Village.

Waltham is a fairly large village in North East Lincolnshire.  It has some nice buildings and features, unfortunately on the day I visited the weather was a bit gloomy.

The High Street, Waltham.

This old cottage is a very well known in the village.  It's been recently renovated and now
needs to weather a little to get back some of the character of the old building.

The Kings Head, quite a large establishment on the High Street.

This display is at the side of the florists shop.


Waltham has a lot of horses in the surrounding area and so this establishment is well sited.



Newtons Tearooms, the cottage adjacent is Newtons Cottage, a holiday rental.


Quite a new memorial in the centre of Waltham.

This hairdressers was having a facelift and I got a cheery wave from the builder inside!




His & Hers?  A recent modernisation to an older building along Kirkgate.  I'm pleased to say
the design, although modern, is sympathetic and quite in keeping with the village. 

All Saints Church on the main road through the village as you approach the High Street. 

Looking from the High Street across the road to Kirkgate.

Waltham Library, a modern building.

As you leave the centre of the village, but still within the boundary of Waltham, is the "Waltham Windmill"
site.  The renovated 6 sailed mill is in full working order and open to the public on weekends in the
summer and Bank Holidays.  There are some specialist shops on site and a very nice tearoom in
an old railway carriage.  Special events take place on site and there is a miniature railway too.

The tearoom.

Quite a nice display on the end of the carriage.

One of the specialist shops on site.

The view from the fields showing the 6 sails.

A few old millstones left round the back of the mill.

The whole site was a bomber airfield during WW2 and this is one of the few remaining reminders from
that period.  Probably a barrack room?

The Grimsby & Cleethorpes Model Engineering Society's permanent site for their engines.  On Bank
Holidays and special events they give rides around their fairly extensive tracks.

All Photographs taken on a Panasonic G5