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From The Slide Scanner 9/14

LINCOLN CATHEDRAL

 

Definitely taken in the mid 1970's as I have only been to Lincoln twice, this being my first visit on an outing from the camera club I belonged to at the time.  I think the clothing and old cars give the age away anyway.

 

The cathedral is a magnificent building both inside and outside.  I had the pleasure of singing with the male voice choir from Lougborough in the cathedral when we performed a lunchtime concert one summer Saturday a few years ago before a very appreciative audience, one of those experiences not to be forgotton.

From The Slide Scanner 9/14

LINCOLN CATHEDRAL

 

Definitely taken in the mid 1970's as I have only been to Lincoln twice, this being my first visit on an outing from the camera club I belonged to at the time.  I think the clothing and old cars give the age away anyway.

 

The cathedral is a magnificent building both inside and outside.  I had the pleasure of singing with the male voice choir from Lougborough in the cathedral when we performed a lunchtime concert one summer Saturday a few years ago before a very appreciative audience, one of those experiences not to be forgotton.

comments (23)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Jan 2012, 00:27
Superb memorabilia, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I do remember it was a fine day out and I done all "old style" B.& W.with my Pracktika.
A great look at the 70s here Brian. I like this picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Frances.
What a wonderful place, photo and experience for you Brian!!
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Elizabeth, the singing really was a very nice experience, the sound echoed right round the cathedral apparently.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jan 2012, 06:43
A grand structure dwarfing all else around Brian
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Chris, well worth a visit, if only to search the church for the Lincoln Imp which is quite well hidden.
  • lisl
  • England
  • 24 Jan 2012, 07:19
Good to see these older photos, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl, I am going to sort some more out, they seem quite popular, around about late March I should think.
It's a great Cathedral ... perhaps not one of the greatest. But well worth a visit.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely building Richard, I seem to remember it has quite a lot of flying buttresses so I guess it is not quite as sturdy as some places.
that cathedral is a beauty, and well captured too
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Chantal, thanks very much.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jan 2012, 09:13
Nice POV on this magnificent edifice Brian.
Brian Walbey: Bit of a change from the normal front on view of the West end Fred which, as usual, was covered in scaffolding.
It's a wonderful building, Brian - visited it years ago, probably in the early 70's then had a look round again after running the Lincoln half-marathon some years later!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Tom, and it was a delight to sing in there with a choir of men, the sound echoed round the whole building.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jan 2012, 10:44
Taken in the days of black and white Brian excellent capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pedroeric, yes good old B.& W.negative and one of my old Praktica cameras.
great POV in all regards Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan, a change from the usual West end shot of the main doors.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jan 2012, 12:38
Oh yes, a fine photo -and I remember the grandious Lincoln Cathedral outside and inside! I love the charm of the old photos.
What for lovely experiences as choir singer you can connect with this cathedral! Yes, "not to be forgotten"!
To RT: As far as I can judge (I saw some English cathedrals), Licoln is one of the greatest and most famous ones!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. It is a lovely building, especially to song in as I said. We live only a moderate driving distance from Lincoln and should go there more often.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 24 Jan 2012, 12:54
You have visited Lincoln one time more than me Brian. I lovely place utop a pimple of a hill. As General McArthur said, 'I will return'.
Brian Walbey: The older part of Lincoln is really very nice Chad, there is a lot of historical buildings around the cathedral area.
Really superb with these tones Brian! Well done.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
You are doing very well with your slide scanner, Brian.

BTW - my mother sang in Canterbury Cathedral with a visiting choir, just once, and she said the same as you. An unforgettable experience.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila. A few years after the Lincoln thing I was able to song Evensong in Lichfield Cathedral with a mixed choir I used to belong to, that really was an experience as we replaced the cathedral choir for that occasion.
wow, what a place. LOoks great.
Brian Walbey: It is a magnificent building Rob, we are lucky to have places like this all over the country.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jan 2012, 14:10
A great keepsake Brian: I like your history with this picture. Good to see those old cars: Rover, Cortina, Morris(?), Viva & Escort?
Brian Walbey: yes it was the old cars that made me certain I took this at the time I said Martin, thanks for your comment.
I have just realised that I forgot to comment on this earlier! I have been to Lincoln many times but never into the cathedral. i took Ange there and they were deamanding about £12 each to go in so we didn't bother.

I like the treatment, and remember the cars!
Brian Walbey: I understand more and more such buildings are starting to charge exorbitant fees to go in, I know they have a lot of upkeep costs but in my mind there is a limit over which prospective visitors won't pay, and that includes me.
This is a great look into the past Brian and i think that your scan turned out perfect... Oh! i also like your framing of the Cathedralsmile....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Peter.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jan 2012, 21:05
It's a fact that the chap is wearing a tie dates it as well! I bet all those cars are now sides of washing machines or similar smile I've never been to Lincoln but from what I see here is looks very impressive. Good work on the verticals.
I had a Praktica, it had the classic Zeiss Tessar 50mm f2.8 standard lens, which always produced very pleasing quality. Nice shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes I wasn't too disappointed with my series of Praktica's John, indeed I still have my Super TL somewhere.
Superb photo Brian !!!

I would love to visit these cities show us here.
Un saludo Brian !
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Eduardo.
Great period piece, Brain.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Neil.

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