Friday, 4 September 2015

Gilligan's Galloping Carousel, Norman Aisle and Burn Baby Burn

Gilligan's Galloping Carousel :- Jaw droppingly beautiful isn't it. It's the sort of thing you'd expect to see in the background during a street scene in "Oliver!" or something that the 'Child Catcher' might use to lure children out of their hiding places in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". This is 'Gilligan's Galloping Carousel' and it's a real Edwardian carousel which was once popular on the streets of Castleford in West Yorkshire. The carousel was made somewhere around 1905 and was drawn around the streets of Yorkshire by horse for forty years. Apparently the roundabout was cranked by hand by Mr Lawrence Gilligan and his wife Hilda and the husband and wife team were nicknamed locally by the children as 'Ma and Pa Jingle Bells'. This wonderful carousel is part of the toy collection in York Castle Museum in the City of York, Yorkshire.

Norman Aisle :- An interior shot of St.Nicholas' Church in the village of Bramber in West Sussex. This little church is the oldest Norman church in Sussex and was once part of Bramber Castle (now in ruins by the side of the Church), both were founded by William de Braose, Lord of the Rape of Bramber and one of William the Conqueror's most powerful barons. The Castle and Church (originally the castle chapel) were constructed around 1070 (just four years after the Battle of Hastings in 1066) and the Church has somehow managed to remain intact and is remarkably still in use to this day. This image clearly shows the original chancel arch and nave.

Burn Baby Burn :- Pure luck that I got this shot and image. I had no idea that the weather was going to affect the sunset like this and I'd ventured down to the beach purely on the offchance that there may be a few shots there. When I got there and saw what the clouds were doing from the cliff top I ran like the devil down the steep steps at Ovingdean Gap and then across the beach so I could get the shot before the lighting changed along with the clouds.

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