Monday 31 December 2018

Miscelanious Lincolnshire Images.

Happy New Year to everyone.

These are just a few images taken over the last week of 2018 around my favourite areas of Lincolnshire.

The Parish Church at Market Stainton.

Tealby Thorpe, a favourite location of mine which I've photographed many times but, as far
as I can remember, never in the winter.

A wintery sky which allows us to see the skeleton traces of the trees. 

"The Rambler's Church" at Walesby, so called as it sits on the long distance footpath
"The Viking Way" offering walkers somewhere to sit and rest.
Each Christmas ramblers from far & wide come to this church for a special service 
dedicated to them.

A windswept "Big Sky" with a typical field headland.

The old Village Hall at Stainton le Vale.  The small cubicle just to the left of the entrance
is a Portaloo, left open for Ramblers to use.  Very convenient (sorry couldn't resist it).

St. Andrews Church at Stainton le Vale.

This large painting is over 6 feet in width, restored in the memory of a parishioner.  

Another typical "Big Sky" view which Lincolnshire is known for and also showing the 
rolling nature of the Lincolnshire chalk hills.
So that's all for 2018.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro Lens.

Sunday 23 December 2018

Pawnshop Passage.

Another secluded area in the market town of Louth, this is the last in the series.

A small alleyway in Louth, Lincolnshire, leads through to a delightful collection of bespoke shops.  If you miss it then you've missed out on a delightful shopping area, the way in is called "Pawnshop Passage", off Mercer Row.

This way in.

A lovely old style sweet shop, just as I remember them from my childhood.

The way back to Mercer Row.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro Lens.

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Horse Riders.

On a recent walk we met some horse riders preparing for a ride out 
over the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Still in it's horse box the rider finished preparing her horse.

In transit the horse wears leg protectors but now they can be removed. 

Almost ready now, pity I parked my car in the B/G!

Ready for the off.

The rider's friend arrived from her trailer just down the lane.

Quick pose for my camera.

Lovely horse, had to get a portrait before they rode off.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro Lens.

Monday 17 December 2018

Spout Yard, Louth in Lincolnshire.

I'm continuing my strolls around the market town of Louth to find a few less visited spots, this time I'm at Spout Yard.
Spout Yard is a small walled park with toilets, a children's play area and a gallery where local artists have exhibitions. A friend of ours, Ann Harris, was holding an art exhibition there the day I took these photographs. There is a collection of small, attractive houses too. 

I can't find any information that explains it's name but quite close by is a row of houses called "Spring Terrace" so the area must have been a source of water for residents many years ago.  Also, the River Ludd runs right past it on it's way to the Riverhead.

Through an archway is the entrance to Spout Yard, this area has several cottage dwellings.

This is the entrance to the walled garden, a much newer development.

"Spout Yard" walled garden.  St. James church can be seen through the mist and the 
smaller building immediately in front of the church is the Gallery. 

The River Ludd skirts around the garden.

Nature has colonised this wall alongside the river.

Over a bridge, out of the walled garden, brings visitors to this grand house.
(Complete with wheely bins!)

More evidence of nature benefitting in Spout Yard.

In one corner I found some leaf composting bins and this bright letter box (?)

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + m12-100 Pro Lens.

Saturday 15 December 2018

Country Views.

A few views photographed on a recent walk.

These yews are in lamb and will give birth in early Spring.

On this rough track we met a woman out riding her horse.

Later we saw her taking the tack off her horse.

This Village Hall opens most weekends providing tea & cake for 
walkers and cyclists.

Most of the houses were once occupied by estate workers but are now private residencies.
They still retain names that refer to the occupations of previous occupants.
This one isn't The Poost but of course it's The Roost.  It may have housed the Gamekeeper
or the person who farmed the chickens.

On cold frosty days it's clear to see which of the cottages still has a coal fire.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro Lens.