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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Cleethorpes Promenade in February.

I took these pictures to test out a new 14 - 42mm short zoom lens. 
You'll have seen similar views before as it's one of the areas I always head for to try out new equipment/ideas.

It's also an area I love in winter as it's fairly quiet without the summer visitors and has a relaxing feel to it.

Entrance to the recently refurbished Cleethorpes Pier.

The obligatory slot machines.



Panoramic view along North Beach.

To the right of the red marker, on the horizon, the North Sea Wind Farm turbines can clearly
be seen.  When the light is just right they can be seen all along here. 






Lady Sandra will know this lady + dog.






The pier has had many disguises over the years having been used as a nightclub
amongst other things.  The recent refurb has reinstated it as a traditional seaside pier
once more and it now closely resembles how it looked in Victorian times.



Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Narrow Boats at Castle Field Dock.

This is the last set of images from our visit to the Black Country Museum.  These pictures were from my favourite area where the narrow boats would have been maintained.

These open, unpowered boats were used to transport bulk cargoes. Several would have been
linked together behind a powered narrow boat or, in the earlier times, a horse drawn boat.  



Looking back over the water toward Castlefield Dock.



The bright "Barge Art" creates reflections on the water.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

"THE CHAIN MAKER"

This is the chain maker mentioned in the Castle Field Dock post.




Castle Fields Dock.

More images from the Black Country Museum.  This area is where the narrow boats would be built, maintained & repaired.  It's very industrial in it's appeal and, especially for Lady Sandra, extremely rusty!  I know you like rust Sandra.   

These are the old workshops.


An old hand winch.

In another part of the Black Country Museum there's a Blacksmiths' Shop where a man
demonstrates the skill of chain making. 

The workshops would have been owned by this man and his sons.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Old English Pub.

Taken at the Black Country Museum, this is an original public house.  Taken to pieces, transported to the black Country Museum and then reconstructed.
It's now a fully working pub once more selling drinks to the museum visitors.




A street typical of one where the pub would be.