Sunday, 9 January 2022

Some overlooked images from Grainsby.

I took these pictures just before the Autumn colours began, and then forgot about them!

A mix of images, from different days & different cameras, taken at Grainsby.

WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY & SAFE NEW YEAR.





The gatehouse from when this was a large country estate.



One of the estate workers cottages.  I used to stop and talk to a retired estate worker
called Dick who lived here.







The lanes of Lincolnshire are popular with cyclists.


Real signs of Autumn everywhere now. 

Olympus EM1 Mk2 + Olympus EM10 Mk2.




Saturday, 18 December 2021

Cleethorpes Town Hall.

 "Cleethorpes Town Hall is a municipal structure in Knoll Street, CleethorpesLincolnshire, England. The town hall, which was the headquarters of Cleethorpes Borough Council, is a Grade II listed building.

The new building was designed by Herbert Scaping in the Baroque style, built in red brick with stone dressings by Henry Marrows and was opened in 1905."

     The above info courtesy of Wikipedia.







The Town Hall was used for Council business and administration until 1987 when new premises were built on adjacent land next door.   The old Town Hall is now used for functions and weddings.





This will be my last post this year, Happy Christmas to all who view my blog and Best Wishes for the coming year.  After the last two years, who knows what the future has in store?

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-60mm Lumix Lens.


Saturday, 11 December 2021

A misty morning at Cleethorpes.

We took Suzi for a walk along our promenade at Cleethorpes on quite a misty day.  The tide was up and local people were out enjoying a rare day without any wind, some were on the water Paddle Boarding.  This is a relatively new activity to Cleethorpes.

Paddle boarders out on the water.  You have to wade a long way out to get any depth here.

These buoy markers are to mark the safe swimming areas, water skiers aren't allowed here.

On the left is "Brighton Slipway" where the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat is launched from.
The lady there was taking a photo on her 'phone.

A different lady, walking here dog and having a conversation on her "dog & bone"!!



The tide is gently coming in and lapping over the boardwalk.


Wading birds are here most of the year but large number are now arriving from the Arctic.


A family of swans arrived, I'm always surprised to see Swans on saltwater, but we do see
quite a few from time to time.  I decided to photograph them as they approached me.




The swans decided I had nothing for them and soon left.

The mist lifted briefly to allow a colourful view of our Pier, I preferred the mist.


People dog walking along the beach and some paddle boarders out on the water.


A last look along the promenade toward our Leisure centre before we headed home.

I've said before that I prefer our town in the off season, we get it to ourselves and can enjoy leisurely walks along the promenade or beach.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-40mm Pro lens.


Saturday, 4 December 2021

Buildings around Cleethorpes area.

 Cleethorpes has a variety of buildings of different ages and styles.  Here are just a few I've recently photographed.

This row of houses with preserved double bay windows is in Bradford Avenue
A Preservation order protects them from any changes.

A street close to the seafront, but away from the crowds, has brightly painted houses.

I've featured "The Fisherman's Arms" before on this blog.

A delivery outside the pub.

This house was a fisherman's cottage in the 19th century and is the oldest dwelling 
in Cleethorpes.

A pair of old Lincolnshire cottages (Built in the "Longhouse Style")
that would once have been out in the countryside.
Now a busy road runs past them.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-60mm Lumix Lens.