Thursday, 27 July 2017

Heybridge Basin

One of our favourite places is Heybridge Basin, nr. Maldon Essex. Today we took a day off and visited a restaurant for dinner. The weather today was not that great so I did not expect to do any photography but just after lunch the light improved just at the same time as a number of boats used the recently refurbished lock.

Today the regular lock keeper was having a day off so his manager, Dave Smart was in charge. I was grateful that he allowed me to have close up access to the operation, many thanks.

First of all this lady with her striking red hair took my eye, she was just enjoying the view.

entering heybridge basin


swinging the gate closed

Opening the lock gate

Opening the sea gate

Open gate to the sea

sailing boat entering the lock

sailing boat waiting in the lock for the sea gate to open

Leaving the lock and setting sail

sailing boat geminus along side and moored up

© Lionel Callow 2017

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Easton Lodge

Easton Lodge held it’s annual WW2 event in this beautiful garden. A collection of vintage cars was on show including several Austin Sevens & a vintage Bentley. One of the star attractions was the two vocalists singing a selection of WW2 favourites with some humour thrown in, like when the heavens opened we were treated to a great rendition of singing in the rain. For me another great exhibit was the vintage cameras all shown in a beautifully restored Willies Jeep along with it’s original trailer, all ready for action. The grounds of this once major property are well worth the visit.

Bentley TD 6059

Bentley vintage car with it's engine on display TD 6059

Bentley's engine on display. TD 6059

The front face of the Bentley TD 6059

Bentley's front wing TD 6059

The radiator and badge of the Bentley TD 6059

 Morgan Plus 4

Morgan sports car XDE 871T

Jowett Jupiter

Front of this red sports car NRO 964

The tail of this red sports car NRO 964

Side of this red spots car NRO 964

The badge on this rear sports car NRO 964

The Austin Sevens along with a Morgan

Front of the Austin Seven HX 9375

The Austin Sevens and the Morgan

The Willys Jeep

The camera man's transport

 The camera man with his camera ready for action.

The camera man and his cine camera on it's tripod

The Bell & Howell 35 mm cine camera

  Two Soups

This lady reminded me of the famous character portrayed by Julie Walters with her "Two Soups". I managed to construct the action with the kind cooperation of the three ladies in my second shot.
Ready to order? Two soups.

This is a lady dressed as a Lyons Twinnie

The mail singer

Female singer.

© Lionel Callow 2017