Saturday 25 June 2022

07 (Louth Canal Project). Fen Lane.

 The next place along the canal,  after Covenham Reservoir, is where the road crosses the canal at Fen Lane.  The dominant feature here is the wharf side warehouse, the largest on the canal before reaching Louth.

Fen Lane.

The imposing warehouse at Fen Lane, where the canal approaches from Covenham.

Some juvenile swans from the previous year.

Here we see the warehouse and the bridge carrying the road over the canal.  In the days
when the Keelboats travelled along the canal all the current fixed bridges would have 
been swing bridges.

The Crop Sprayer crossing the bridge is a reminder of Lincolnshire agriculture.

Goods would have been lifted to the various floors by block & tackle.

The loading beam is still in place above the gable front.

These days the building is only used as a large Dovecote! 

From the bridge, my customary view of the canal slowly meandering to the next point
of interest at Alvingham.  Lots more to see there.     

I liked the farm buildings and reflections here.

The road to the right of the warehouse leads to the village of Marshchapel.

A mile away from the canal is the village church at Yarbough.  It stands alone in a field
and that's all I know about it but I hope to visit it soon.  It looks like my kind of Church.

Olympus EM1 Mk2 + 12-100mm Pro lens


Saturday 18 June 2022

Binbrook Village.

 Binbrook is a village in the north east of Lincolnshire.  Formerly home to RAF Binbrook and a squadron of English Electric Lightening fighter planes, but the base is now closed.

A few pictures around the centre of Binbrook on a breezy sort of day. 

This memorial is part way through a cleaning program.

The village pump.

The pump dates from the 19th centaury and was built high up on this embankment to enable farmers to fill their water carts.  Hill farmers needed extra water at harvest time for the steam driven threshing machines and also to quench the thirst of their workers.  The pump was refurbished in 1996. 

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-60mm Lumix lens.

Wednesday 15 June 2022

St. Nicholas Church, Grainsby.

 We visit Grainsby a lot, as regular blog viewers will know.  

On this occasion I visited the church there to photograph its interior.

The trees almost block out any view of the Church.

The graveyard, awash with Daisies.

The West/East view on first entering the Church.

The surrounding trees made the interior very dark so I had to turn on the lights.
This made colour balancing difficult, but they were modern LED lights so not too bad.

The view into the Chancel.

Several old oil lamps hung from the rafters. 
An electric cable suggested they've been electrified.

A coat of arms on the north wall.  I don't know Latin so I looked the motto up on Google
and it translates as "The only power is invincible".   Now, if that's wrong, I know my friend
Roderick will let me know.

A view from the Chancel back through the Knave to the bell tower.

Olympus EM1 Mk2 + 12-40 Pro lens.