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Riverhead Apartments, Driffield

28 Nov

Nothing much changes or so it seems at this place. It was just like this when I first came here nearly half a century ago. Maybe the warehouse apartment developments are newish but it looks much the same.

The weekend seems to have crept up on us again. See it in black and white here. Or see its reflection here.


…a green thing that stands in the way

25 Oct
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.”
– William Blake, 1799, The Letters

I suppose if you have a canal then having really large trees growing over a good third of the waterway is not such a good idea. So it shouldn’t have come as such a surprise to see these remains on the banks of the Driffield Navigation. Below how it was a few years ago before the haircut …

That old Weekend in Black and White is here.

One side of Beverley Beck

21 Jun

Been a while since I’ve had a walk by Beverley beck. Hasn’t changed much.

My plan to cross over at this bridge and come back on the other side was thwarted by Balfour Beatty’s  security fencing, something to do with repairs to the bridge.

More weekend reflections here.

Driffield Navigation

28 Oct

No visit to Driffield would be complete without a quick check that the canal is still there. You never know they might have sold it off to some sovereign wealth fund along with every other asset in this country.

Driffield Navigation in January

24 Jan
I posted a shot from this spot in June when all was green and leafy. It was so gloomy when I visited the other day that I thought why not a monchrome shot.

Driffield Navigation

11 Jun
About 18 miles due north of Hull is Driffield, the Capital of the Wolds. It’s a pretty enough little town that has probably seen better times. The picture shows the Navigation built to connect Driffield with Hull and the Humber. This waterway is really the River Hull straightened out and made navigable. Nowadays it mainly pleasure craft that use it; the last commercial traffic was in the 1940s.


10 Jun