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A Stationary Blog

By Ashley Dace

This 30 day period of geographing has a stationary theme; mills, engines and buildings being the main subjects.
A few industrial sites ticked off the list and a few more which I don't have time for can be done over Easter/next year.
So I left off at Strumpshaw and Ashby St Mary in late July.
TG3202 : Ashby St Mary Church by Ashley Dace

Gressenhall was first, this workhouse museum far exceeded expectations. A nice summer day also made photography pleasurable. Inside the stationary exhibit was the main interest, especially the hurst frame.
The farm was a wonderful sight and I would love to see the ploughing day.

TF9716 : Pigs having lunch by Ashley Dace TF9716 : Nailing the Shoe by Ashley Dace TF9717 : Garret Boiler - Gressenhall by Ashley Dace TF9717 : Thomas Bradford & Co Steam Engine by Ashley Dace TF9717 : Riches & Watts of Norwich Steam Engine by Ashley Dace TF9717 : Gressenhall Workhouse by Ashley Dace TF9716 : Wild Meadow by Ashley Dace TF9717 : Flowers at Gressenhall by Ashley Dace TG0606 : Coston Church by Ashley Dace TF9717 : Cattle Weighing Scales by Ashley Dace TF9717 : Thelveton Mill Machinery by Ashley Dace TG0702 : Wicklewood Windmill by Ashley Dace TF9716 : Gressenhall - Chapel Farm by Ashley Dace


An afternoon was spent at the Lydia Eva (first visit 2010), shame it wasn't the week after when she was in steam.

TG5207 : Lydia Eva - Triple Expansion Engine by Ashley Dace TG5207 : Lydia Eva - Steam Pumps by Ashley Dace TG5207 : Lydia Eva - Triple Expansion Engine by Ashley Dace TG5207 : Lydia Eva - Steam Capstan by Ashley Dace


The 2nd Sunday of August saw the start of the 'Sunday Trilogy', I had work late in the evening leaving me the day to visit far away places!
Ashdon Windmill, Essex was first. Past through Haverhill, should have bought a ticket!!
Bartlow tumuli and Bartlow signal box were visited on the way to Swaffham Prior before a rather bumpy fen road took me to Stretham for the beam engine. An excellent day.

TL5942 : Ashdon Windmill - Trestle by Ashley Dace TL5942 : Ashdon Windmill - Brake Wheel by Ashley Dace TL5942 : Ashdon Postmill - Crown by Ashley Dace TL5942 : Ashdon Postmill - Flour Bin by Ashley Dace TL5942 : Ashdon Postmill by Ashley Dace TL5942 : Ashdon Postmill - Repair by Ashley Dace TL5845 : Bartlow Station Signal Box by Ashley Dace TL5844 : Bartlow Romano-British Tumuli by Ashley Dace TL5844 : Bartlow Romano-British Tumuli by Ashley Dace TL5663 : Swaffham Prior Churches by Ashley Dace TL5663 : St Mary's - Glacial Erratic by Ashley Dace TL5764 : Swaffham Prior Mill by Ashley Dace TL5764 : Swaffham Prior Mill - Governor by Ashley Dace TL5764 : Swaffham Prior Mill - Gearing by Ashley Dace TL5764 : Swaffham Prior Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace TL5764 : Swaffham Prior Mill - Cap Gearing by Ashley Dace TL5764 : Swaffham Prior Mill - Governors by Ashley Dace TL5764 : Swaffham Prior Mill by Ashley Dace TL5764 : Swaffham Prior Mill by Ashley Dace TL5173 : Stretham Engine - Butterley Boilers by Ashley Dace TL5173 : Stretham Engine -Cylinder Top by Ashley Dace TL5173 : Drainage into the Ouse by Ashley Dace TL5173 : Stretham Engine - Beam Engine by Ashley Dace TL5173 : Stretham Engine - Beam Engine by Ashley Dace TL5173 : Mirrlees Diesel Engine by Ashley Dace TL5173 : Mirrlees Diesel Engine by Ashley Dace TL5173 : Stretham Engine - Scoop Wheel by Ashley Dace TL5173 : Stretham Engine by Ashley Dace TL5173 : Stretham Engine - Boiler Room by Ashley Dace


The third Sunday was in Cambridgeshire again, riding to Houghton mill to visit the NT property. Making the use of NT membership I have just bought. Back through Cambridge to retake pictures of the pumping station where my others from 2011 were a little poor for my liking.
Sadly I could have done Bardwell ploughing/threshing day and possibly Prickwillow pumping station but time was against me.

TL2871 : Houghton Mill by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Breastshot Wheel by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Crownwheel by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Gearing by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Governor by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Meal Floor by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Meal Floor by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Pit Wheel by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Meal Floor by Ashley Dace TL2871 : Houghton Mill by Ashley Dace TL4659 : The Cam by Ashley Dace TL4659 : Cambridge Pumping Station by Ashley Dace TL4659 : Cambridge Pumping Station by Ashley Dace TL4659 : Cambridge Pumping Station by Ashley Dace TL4659 : Small Beam Engine by Ashley Dace TL4659 : Tangye Engine by Ashley Dace TL4659 : Horizontal Engine - CMOT by Ashley Dace TL4659 : JI Headly Single Cylinder Mill Engine by Ashley Dace TL4659 : Hathorn Davey 1894 Pumping Engine by Ashley Dace TL4659 : Hathorn Davey 1894 Pumping Engine by Ashley Dace TL4659 : Hathorn Davey 1894 Pumping Engine - Steam Man by Ashley Dace TL4659 : Blackstone Engine by Ashley Dace


A mid week visit to Bressingham was taken, again to retake shots from 2010. A few changes seen but mostly the same.

TM0780 : Marshall Horizontal Engine by Ashley Dace TM0780 : Granville - Bressingham by Ashley Dace TM0780 : GNR Henry Oakley by Ashley Dace TM0880 : Fire Pump - Bressingham by Ashley Dace TM0880 : Gwynedd - Bressingham by Ashley Dace TM0880 : Merryweather Pump by Ashley Dace TM0880 : John Fowler Traction Engine by Ashley Dace TM0880 : Steam Engines - Bressingham by Ashley Dace TM0780 : Vernon and Guest Horizontal Engine by Ashley Dace TM0780 : LB&SCR A1 class 0-6-0T No 662 Martello by Ashley Dace TM0780 : Easton & Anderson Beam Pumping Engine by Ashley Dace TM0780 : Beyer Peacock Works No 6841 'William Francis' by Ashley Dace


This BHM weekend was spent at two locations, firstly Essex. Thorrington tide mill was excellent and it was nice seeing this area of the country. A quick hop up the Colchester for Bourne mill was taken, its OK, nothing special apart from possibly the pit gearing. Didn't cost me anything apart from a few miles for the detour so nothing lost.

TM0819 : Thorrington Tide Mill by Ashley Dace TM0023 : Bourne Mill by Ashley Dace TM0023 : Bourne Mill - pit wheel and wallower by Ashley Dace TM0023 : Bourne Mill - Leat by Ashley Dace TM0023 : Bourne Mill - Stone Floor by Ashley Dace TM0023 : Bourne Mill by Ashley Dace TM0023 : Bourne Mill - Pit wheel and wallower by Ashley Dace TM0819 : Thorrington Tide Mill - Gear Housing by Ashley Dace TM0819 : Thorrington Tide Mill - Pit wheel and wallower by Ashley Dace TM0819 : Thorrington Tide Mill - Flour Sieve by Ashley Dace TM0819 : Thorrington Tide Mill - Stone Floor by Ashley Dace TM0819 : Thorrington Tide Mill by Ashley Dace TM0819 : Thorrington Tide Mill - Dust Floor by Ashley Dace TM0819 : Thorrington Tide Mill - Breastshot Wheel by Ashley Dace TM0819 : Thorrington Tide Mill by Ashley Dace TM0819 : Thorrington Tide Mill by Ashley Dace


Monday was spent at Repp's wind engine park, some interesting pumps and various other machinery. Glad to got it done. Also nice to have a picture of the Holmes engine on Geograph. Was going to do Thrigby postmill nearby but couldn't in the end.

TG4117 : Repp's Wind Engine Collection by Ashley Dace TG4117 : Repp's Wind Engine Collection by Ashley Dace TG4117 : Wallis Titt Wind Engine by Ashley Dace TG4117 : Repp's Wind Engine Collection by Ashley Dace TG4117 : Holmes of Norwich Steam Engine by Ashley Dace TG4117 : Wind Engine - Scoop by Ashley Dace TG4117 : Repp's Wind Engine Collection by Ashley Dace TG4117 : Wind Engine - Scoop by Ashley Dace


Next

Well that's it for Norfolk. I set off for Cornwall on Sunday.
I plan to visit;
The Lizard, Pendeen mines/geology, St Michael's Mount, various mills etc, Crofton beam engines, St Agnes Schorl rocks/pegmatite and many more!


When
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 at 01:44
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