Friday, 30 August 2013

Summer Harvest

The fields at the top of Winstanley are owned by farmer John Alker. 
It's a busy time for him now as he harvests his Wheat crops.
We went for a walk through the fields just before and just after he cut and baled his crops.
Some have been square baled and others round wrapped.

Canon 60D, Tamron 10-24mm lens.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Whalley Abbey, Lancashire

As a 'recce' for my new driving job, Josie and I visited the Ribble Valley area of Lancashire and stumbled on this glorious Abbey ruin just outside the small town of Whalley near Clitheroe.
The Cistercian Abbey of Stanlow, in Cheshire, moved to Whalley in 1296. The Church was built between 1330 and 1380, but the Abbot's lodging and Infirmary were not completed until c. 1440
After the dissolution of the Monastery in 1537, the property passed into private hands, and Ralph Assheton adapted it to make an Elizabethan Manor House. It remained a private residence until 1923, when the Church of England acquired possession.

Photos taken with a Canon 60D and a Tamron 10-24mm lens.

Altar and Gatehouse

Transept from North looking towards South Range

Monks Day Rooms in South Range

Monks Day Rooms in South Range from Abbey

Two Storey Dormitory at West end

Refectory and Kitchen in South East

View from North Parapet across Transept to the Elizabethan House

West End looking towards the Choir and beyond
Refectory and Kitchens in South Range

Transept Pillars looking South

South Range  Monks Day Rooms and Rere-dorter