Photo-a-Day (Friday, 18th March, 2022)
Photo: Thomas Sutch (Panasonic DMC-TZ70)
Spring View, Ince.
Its good to see that the fishermen are using safe distance covid friendly fishing platforms.
Aaaah, Them's the days.
Nice one Thomas.
A lovely peaceful scene. The fishermen seem more comfortable these days on the folding chairs. What's happened to those square baskets they sat on with the fishing tackle inside.?
Loved those baskets…tying my rod to the crossbar on my bike and the basket strapped over my shoulders with spam butties inside..cycling down Slag Lane to to Pennington Flash for Golborne
I bet you had many a flat tyre Roy humping that basket on your back!
We sat there for hours on creaking baskets
The day unfolding , slowly casting
Out over the water where they basked ,
Old carp fat as Falstaff
Lolling by tables of lily pads .
Barbed mouths bubbling clusters of pearls
That frothed and popped on the surface .
°°° O reel o roach o rondo o rudd
Gudgeon gavotte in Molly's flood °°°°
Pike , loan gun man of the lake
Waits like a sniper in the reeds .
He doesn't belong here with those
Who dance in silver shoals .
They hate him ! This thug
Who has ruined the party .
We used to buy the fishing baskets from the Blind shop on Darlington St East. I take it that its long gone.
This used to be called "Gone Fishin'" before it became "Molly's Fisheries", and I always thought what a lovely name that was. It used to conjure up visions of lazy Summer days.
Long gone Carolaen, I think there's a pair of semis there now. I know they made basket stuff but didn't know about the fishing baskets. They had a thick leather strap on them as well.
Nice photo, lovely blue skies. The lovely lazy hazy days of summer.
Yes gone, it moved to Lower Ince in the Metrolite building for a while, but that closed too. Remember we'd get all our brushes from their stall in the market hall and always admired the range and excellent quality of the goods they produced.
Mmm, wonder if this is why Mick is moving to London, seems anything goes down there which wouldn't be allowed in Shevy.
The Parish Council and the Shevy Valley PTA would have kittens.
Lovely peaceful scene.
That's a really good photo Thomas. The composition, sky, reflections and the depth. It also brings back some memories of a long time ago. Well done! It's good to see that you are getting out and about.
The smile of child finding a good un on the beach P , include me .
Was this once called Pear lodge?
Elizabeth, did you see the recent photo of HAGS on Album? xx