Monday, 19 August 2019

Views of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

In complete contrast to my recent industrial subjects, a few pics from a recent drive through our part of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
It was my favourite weather, blue skies, big white clouds & a
very brisk wind to keep them on the move. 

This horse usually ambles over to say hello.

It was a warm day and the horses had light covers over them.  Being pale, I'm
assuming they were to reflect the sun to cool the horses.

This old barn suffered a fire several years ago.

A typical Lincolnshire "big sky".

Cereal crop yet to be harvested.

The Clickem Inn public house.

Popular with walkers, cyclists & motorists.

Electricity pylons are a feature of the Lincolnshire landscape as they march 
across the scenery.

A stream meanders through this village.

It's tupping time.

A friendly/inquisitive yew came to see me.

She soon departed.

A farmhouse tucked into the Wolds hillside.

A drive around our area often finds us at this thatched cottage, photographed
thousands of times by local photographers so I had to add just one more to my collection. 

A panorama of the rolling nature of our Lincolnshire Wolds.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko lens.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Holton le Clay Garage.

The garage was started in 1929 in the village of Holton le Clay.  The present owners took it over in 1990 and, in addition to the usual vehicle servicing & MOT testing, they also service and renovate vintage vehicles.
I found it interesting from a photographers viewpoint with all the motoring memorabilia and how it reminded me of  how local garages were when I started buying cars in the 1970's.

Inside is a mix of a modern working garage and a museum for motoring memorabilia
and transport in general.

A display of Royal Enfield items of transport.

This bicycle is a Royal Enfield Bullet dated 1932.

This old Bentley is currently being renovated & restored to it's former glory.

Engine out being rebuilt (see next pic).

On the left are a couple of rotor blades from an English Electric
Lightning aircraft and on the right is a damaged piston & shaft
from an Auster aircraft.

A "time clock" for recording start & finish times of
employees.  No longer in use, just an exhibit.

The next few pics are of various motoring & transport memorabilia. 

An old AA sign from Ashby-Cum-Fenby showing the distances to various places.

A quite modern looking Castrol Oil Dispenser.

A Jensen Interceptor under renovation. 

The day to day work though is general servicing, repairs & MOT work on current
vehicles such as this Honda Jazz.

I love these "busy" areas, such a lot of detail to see.  The next few pics are detail shots
that catch my eye & hold my interest.

A classic motor bike being renovated, I think it's a British bike, but never asked.

The bikes rear wheel, full wire spokes.  So different to the modern alloys.

A Dunlop Champion Tyre cover for 4 shillings + an inner tube for 1 shilling & nine pence!

Golden Film Diesel Engine Lube and "Qualube" from the "Witham Oil & Grease Co. Ltd
in Lincoln.

The pedal is obscuring the year of this bicycle but it can be either fixed wheel or freewheel. 

A fascinating place, thank you to the owners for allowing me in to take these photographs.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100mm Pro Lens.

(many pics taken at 800 - 1250 ISO)