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Young Crow

16 Jun

Margot took these a few years ago in Spring Bank cemetery..

Water Troubles

30 Apr

I took this from the bus on my way home thinking to post about the evils of fluoridation and Hull City Council’s wish to override the wishes of the surrounding villages and pollute the water with toxic chemicals so that the ignorant, sugar loving children of the city of culture would have fewer dental fillings and extractions. I was going to mention how a certain councillor who has no qualifications in dental matters has popped up from under his slime covered stone to pontificate grandly on the ‘benefits’ of compulsory medication. I was going to drag in an allusion to ancient troubles going back to the late 14th century between Cottingham and Hull regarding the water supply and how the gentlemen of Cottingham would put carrion in the dyke that carried water funnily enough along this very street, Spring Bank, and how they could only be calmed by an edict from Pope John XXI … I was going to do all this then I saw that the Council had put the plans on hold because they don’t have the Do Re Mi as Woody Guthrie used to sing. So you see years of austerity have saved me the bother of writing all that and you the trouble of reading it.

I note that this nursery on Spring Bank is taking in babies aged six weeks! I mean six weeks old, at that age you could put them in your handbag (with handles or not) and go to work …

O what made fatuous sunbeams toil …

4 Mar

 …To break earth’s sleep at all?

The weekend in Black and White is here.

Final resting place

5 Oct

Usually fly tippers choose a secluded spot, a back alley or a country lane say. The depositors of this unwanted bed chose the entrance to Spring Bank cemetery on one of the busiest roads in town. Is rubbish dumping at long last coming out of the closet and into the mainstream?

Don’t look down

30 Jun

So we’re waiting on a bus on Spring Bank and Margot starts taking pictures of the trash that abounds in those parts. “What do you want to that for?” says I. “No reason,” says herself “but I bet it ends up in your blog one day”  … Hmmm
The uplifting theme for the start of July is ‘Look Down‘.

Eleanor Crosses

21 Jun
Spring Bank cemetery has two of these Gothic iron Eleanor Cross style monuments. They are nearly identical. The left hand one is a listed monument  and both were repaired in the mid 1990’s when a newspaper from 1868 was found in one of them. Originally they would have had some glazing and a funerary urn positioned within. Of course when new there were no trees and the place would have been kept clear and well maintained.

Grave offerings

21 May

It seems are the days of just leaving a bunch of flowers by the gravestone are long gone …