Wednesday 10 July 2024

Cleethorpes Seafront.

 A few photo's taken in November 2023.

Apologies for more photo's of Cleethorpes Seafront.  Although I'm getting out a lot more now I haven't had time to edit my latest pics and I've had this post ready to go for a while.

A general view over the central promenade.

We often see a tribute to someone on the railings or one of the seats along the prom.

Breakwater at low tide.  People often say the tide never comes in at Cleethorpes, but
of course it does, twice daily.  They just happens to be unlucky when visiting.

A Little Egret foraging in one of the pools left behind as the tide receeds.

Another tribute.

We have some recycling bins on the seafront, this one is for plastics.

Brighton Slipway, named as it is opposite Brighton Street nearby.  To the left is the site
of the new RNLI lifeboat station.  Work has been stopped for quite a while now as the
original contractors went into liquidation.  A new contractor took over and work should
recommence again soon.

Despite the cold weather lots of people out in the fresh air.

One of the oldest pubs in Cleethorpes, always popular with visitors & residents.

Memorial statue in Pier Gardens in memory WW2 airmen
that flew out of North Coates RAF station a few miles away.

This is the Memorial Gate, commemorating all branches of the armed forces.

Nikon Z50 + 18-140 lens.

Wednesday 3 July 2024

Cuxwold Church.

 Cuxwold is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Swallow, in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, 4 miles (6 km) east from Caistor and 10 miles (16 km) south-west from Grimsby. In 1931 the parish had a population of 98.[1] On 1 April 1936 the parish was abolished and merged with Swallow.

Above information courtesy of Wikipedia.

St. Nicholas Church is an 11th Century Grade 11 listed building with an earlier Saxon tower.  Very small but intimate, with some beautiful, interesting features.

Popcorn & I visited it on the 21st of June 2024.

St. Nicholas Church.  The graveyard is immaculately maintained and there are Commonwealth
War Graves here. 

Lovely stonework and Gothic arched window.

The Lincolnshire weather has taken it's toll on this carving. 

The interior is very plain but I find these out of the way churches more appealing than
larger churches or cathedrals.  A large brass oil lamp hangs above the Nave.

The west to east view looking toward the chancel.

And the oil lamp, now converted to electric.

An Arts & Crafts style candle holder.

The small organ will have accompanied many services,
Christenings, marriages and funerals plus others over 
hundreds of years.

Another view to show the inside of that Gothic arched window.  I personally prefer plain
latticed windows to the stained glass ones.

And Popcorn watched on patiently while I took my photo's.

Nikon Z6 ii + 24 - 70mm lens.