Walking round towns and villages in England it is possible to spot signs and plaques erected by various organisations with an interest in local history.
Sometimes they are too high or too weathered to be easily read. A photo may be enlarged to help decipher the writing on the wall.
My photos are all from Cumbria and taken using my phone.
The plaque commemorating the popular children’s broadcaster known as Romany was unveiled by Terry Waite, CBE.
GALE MANSION Built by William Gale In the 1730s as merchant traders the family had strong links with the Virginian tobacco trade. William Gale was the brother-in law of Mildred Washington, the grandmother of George Washington, 1st President of the USA.
Whitehaven harbour has a number of quays, which have names including Sugar Tongue – a reference to the cargo which was unloaded there in times past. Now the harbour is used for fishing and leisure.
My photo was taken with my phone on a bright day in October. There is a lot to look at. In the foreground is a juvenile gull and a sculpture C2C marking the start of the Coast to Coast cycle route. The wavy line and the crow’s nest were part of a regeneration scheme for the harbour. In the background older buildings around the harbour are visible. It was a perfect day for reflections. I was there to look at the swans.
With the second lockdown having begun in England on 5 November there is no opportunity for trips to different places. So I have picked out 5 recent photos to share here. I hope they demonstrate the diversity* of places within walking distance of home. (* links to a summery post)
Sun and clouds
Reflections in a pond
Gorse by a lonning
War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday
The pond dried up completely in the summer, but has been filled by recent storms.
The lonning was refurbished earlier this year and the plant-life alongside it is growing well, filling any patches of bare earth.
I can remember when the ‘bite out of the cliff’ was a circular hole. It changes every year.
Remembrance Sunday was a dull day with rain later.