Tuesday 30 April 2019

Springtime in Lincolnshire.

A mix of pictures from different days, different places.

Yews & lambs enjoying the shade on an unusually warm Spring day.

A Wolds Panorama.

Cherry Blossom at Haverstoe Park in Cleethorpes.

Fir cones littered the ground.

And finally, Suzi  (our laughing Cavelier) has to have the last laugh!

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko lens.

Sunday 28 April 2019

Parkway Cinema and shops.

The Parkway Cinema is at the Meridian Shopping park along with various retail outlets, popular with summer visitors.

Parkway Cinema is a modern multi-screen cinema designed in the classic
Art Deco style.

"Ever-lasting Flowers"...plastic!

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko lens.

Friday 26 April 2019

Stockwith Mill - Harrington Hall & Brinkhill.

On our way back from a recent visit to Gunby Hall we drove through some favourite villages that have a connection to Alfred Lord Tennison who was born and lived in Lincolnshire.
I did a post about him quite a while ago but have a mind to go back and try to include some areas I missed.

Stockwith Mill.

Stockwith Mill is believed to date from somewhere in the 1600s. The mechanism was converted to generate electricity and was in regular use until 1960.

In more recent years it was open to the public as a tea room but was then sold and is now a private residence.  

Tennison wrote this poem about Stockwith Mill.

"I loved the brimming wave that swam
thro' quiet meadows round the milll,
the sleepy pool above the dam,
the pool beneath it never still,
the meal-stacks on the whiten'd floor,
the dark round of the dripping wheel,
the very air about the door,
made misty with the floating meal."

from the 'The Miller's Daughter' by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Harrington Hall.

Originally a Tudor Manor house owned by the Coppledyke family it was rebuilt in 1673 by Vincent Amcotts.  It became the home of Sir John Maitland, MP for Horncastle from 1945 to 1964.  After a fire in 1991, the hall was again reconstructed by Mr. David Price it's current owner.  Alfred Lord Tennison often visited the house as his home was only 3 miles away at Somersby.

Brinkhill village.

Brinkhill is a small village in a valley between South Ormsby and Harrington. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book as belonging to Earl Hugh, nephew of William the Conqueror.

One of the much photographed views in Lincolnshire.

A panoramic view of a Lincolnshire field with cows grazing.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro Lens.

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Brocklesby Arch.

This archway is at the entrance to Brocklesby Park on the Earl of Yarborough's Estate.
Brocklesby is a village in the West Lindsey area of Lincolnshire.

Known locally as the "Brocklesby Arch", it was erected in 1864 to commemorate the
2nd Earl of Yarborough, Charles Anderson Worsely.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro Lens.

Monday 22 April 2019

St. Peters Avenue, street walk.

I like to go on a "street walk" occasionally to see what I can photograph.  This was along our main shopping street in Cleethorpes.

"No, you try it first".

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14 - 42mm EZ Mzuiko

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Gunby Hall, Spring Flowers & an Art Exhibition. (Set 2 of 2).

A few more images from Gunby Hall Gardens.

This ancient Apple tree is covered in Moss and Lychen, a sign that the atmosphere
in the area is free of pollution.

Mistletoe growing on the old Apple Tree. 

Espalier Apple tree trained on the wall with blossom, & Aubretia growing in the
cracks between the old bricks. 

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro Lens.