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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 24th September, 2020)

The Wickerman


The Wickerman
Shevington.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (iPhone)
Views: 1,639

Comment by: Derek Platt on 24th September 2020 at 00:18

Wicker at one side of the camera and wicked at the other side. Just joking Mick.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 24th September 2020 at 07:32

More like The Wireman, whats it supposed to represent Mick ?

Comment by: Veronica on 24th September 2020 at 08:56

I think Mr Wick is going to be waiting a long time for his bus...

Comment by: Mick on 24th September 2020 at 10:40

For them who dont know the hamlet of Shevington was a well known for making wicker baskets, this new one is made from wire replaces the original wicker one that rotted away, the wire will soon weather down and will look like wicker
His basket is now filled with winter flowering plants, and there are more wicker baskets filled with lovely plants outside of the art gallery/library and the Coop

Comment by: Cyril on 24th September 2020 at 12:52

Didn't know that Mick, I knew nearby Mawdesley was well known for its cottage industry of willow basket making. Shall look very floral and brighten up those dull winter days. But why does it look as though it's sat upon an old long drop toilet?

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th September 2020 at 13:25

I like him!

Comment by: Mick on 24th September 2020 at 14:19

This is him at the beginning of the Corvid out break

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Comment by: walt(nth Yorkshire) on 24th September 2020 at 14:33

Like the photo Mick, typically from you its --- unusual.
By the way, my understanding of a hamlet is a village in England that does not have a church, Shevington has at least three if I remember rightly, don't it ?

Comment by: Arthur on 24th September 2020 at 15:10

Because he's sat on a tree stump. Some folk just don't get it.

Comment by: Arthur on 24th September 2020 at 17:11

Because he's sat on a tree stump. Some folk just don't get it.

Comment by: Gary on 24th September 2020 at 18:03

Walt - Your definition of of a hamlet is spot on.
There's a classic example in Norfolk. Great Witchingham had the church and it expanded to take in the adjoining hamlet of Lenwade.
All the locals now identify with the latter, but the postal address remains Great Witchingham.

Comment by: Edna on 24th September 2020 at 18:52

Looking at photos of Shevington, in the new gallery's section.Its too big to be an hamlet.Its a village Mick.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 24th September 2020 at 21:46

We were considered to have lived in a hamlet near Walsingham, previous to where we are now. There were abt 8 dwellings & what had been a huge old farm complex. No church, shop etc within a mile.

Comment by: Roy on 25th September 2020 at 10:07

EDNA and WALT, Mick was referring to Shevington from two or three hundred years ago in the wicker making era when it possibly was a hamlet. The two churches in Shevington are, St Anne's C of E which was built in 1887 and St Bernadette's RC built around 60 years ago.

Comment by: Alex on 25th September 2020 at 11:11

You have a CO-OP store in Shevington.

Comment by: Jonno on 25th September 2020 at 14:31

Mick said 'the hamlet of Shevington WAS a well known'.......... !! meaning a long long time ago, when even the Co-op wasn't there Alex.

Comment by: lock lass on 26th September 2020 at 17:30

Lovely photo Mick, I can just imagine it full of winter pansies. I never knew this about Shevington, see, we're never too old to learn something new now are we.

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