Photo-a-Day (Monday, 16th March, 2020)
The yellow area of scrub now covers the waste-filled sandstone quarry and, at the foot of the quarry’s east face, our 1950s time capsule. And until the true meaning of ‘Milkin’ Hey’ has been found, I’ll continue to imagine it as a term for the bucolic ‘time of plenty’, with imagined hay-filled carts.
Photo: Philip Gormley (Nikon Coolpix L29)
Hey is a narrow lane or footpath like Squire's Hey in Standish, Hackins Hey in Liverpool.
What a wonderful place name Philip...Milkin'Hey. A timeless scene too.
Looks like they will be haymaking this afternoon
Lovely rugged country scene, as if nothing's changed apart from the phone masts ....
A bit of Top Withens on the brooding heights and a hidden quarry of secrets . Very atmospheric Philip. Perhaps they danced the Shepherds Hey here long ago .
That's an old photo, leaves still on the trees.
Yes, Helen, it is a nice place name. And as John gave the true meaning of Hey, Poet gave, in fact, shared my thought that 'country dance' could have gone into the mix; Milkin' requiring less pull.
Hey Ho! Hey Ho!
Alan, I think there's a bit more of a clue than leaves on the trees,I would guess late July early August, haymaking for example.