Monochrome Monday… Pit Wheel

Pit Wheel, February 2018Pit Wheel, February 2018.
Canon Sure Shot Sleek, – Kentmere 400

A pit (colliery) wheel memorial at the gates of the Midland Railway-Butterley site at Swanwick Junction displayed ‘in remembrance of the miners of the highedge district who gave of their lives in local pits and those of their comrades who for nine hundred years worked in darkness and danger to help turn the wheels of industry.’

Another shot from my first roll of Kentmere 400 film, one of three that was a Christmas present from my wife, the Canon Sure Shot Sleek was yet another charity shop find.

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Canal Cottage

Canal Cottage, February 2018Canal Cottage, February 2018
Canon Sure Shot Sleek, – Kentmere 400

This cottage stands beside the Cromford Canal in Derbyshire, at the point where the ‘Nightingale Arm’ meets the main canal. Built by Florence Nightingale’s uncle the arm served a lead smelter at the village of Lea Bridge. Known as ‘Aqueduct Cottage’ (due to the proximity of the Leawood Aqueduct over the River Derwent) it was originally home to the Nightingale Arm’s lengthsman (the worker responsible for the maintenance and repair of a section of canal).

Another shot from my first roll of Kentmere 400 film, one of three that was a Christmas present from my wife, the Canon Sure Shot Sleek was yet another charity shop find.

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Tin Tabernacle, February 2018

Tin Tabernacle, February 2018Tin Tabernacle, February 2018
Canon Sure Shot Sleek, – Kentmere 400

A shot from my first roll of Kentmere 400 film, one of three that was a Christmas present from my wife, the Canon Sure Shot Sleek was yet another charity shop find.

St Saviour’s Church dates from 1898 and was originally built with support from the Midland Railway in Westhouses, Derbyshire, a village that grew up around the company’s locomotive shed there.

Now relocated to Swanwick Junction station at the Midland Railway-Butterley in Derbyshire, the ‘Tin Tabernacle’ is now used for various events including the occasional wedding blessing.

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.