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Church Wilne 3/5

This is St Chads nature area at Church Wilne. The lake and surrounding area was purchased by Draycott parish council from Tarmac Roadstone (Eastern) Ltd. on 18th May 1984 as an open space for the benefit of the residents of Draycott and Church Wilne. The gentleman enjoying a moments rest is my friend who was persuaded to sit on the seat and pose for me in a thoughtful manner.

Church Wilne 3/5

This is St Chads nature area at Church Wilne. The lake and surrounding area was purchased by Draycott parish council from Tarmac Roadstone (Eastern) Ltd. on 18th May 1984 as an open space for the benefit of the residents of Draycott and Church Wilne. The gentleman enjoying a moments rest is my friend who was persuaded to sit on the seat and pose for me in a thoughtful manner.

comments (15)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 11 Oct 2017, 00:11
Très jolie composition avec le monsieur assis sur le banc.
Brian Walbey: The gentleman was the friend who was with me, I thought it would look better with somebody on the seat.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Oct 2017, 00:18
Its excellent, Brian, and your model adds to the sense of calmness of the place.
Brian Walbey: That was how it felt that day, being mid-week the kids were all at school and we almost had the lake to ourselves.
very nice shot of this serene lake, Brian. i like the still waters.
Brian Walbey: It is not a large lake being an old gravel pit but it is in a nice place.
This is such a peaceful, lovely image, Brian!
Brian Walbey: That was how it felt that day, being mid-week the kids were all at school and we almost had the lake to ourselves.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 11 Oct 2017, 06:32
I wonder who St Chad was?
Brian Walbey: Chad (died 2 March 672) was a prominent 7th century Anglo-Saxon churchman, who became abbot of several monasteries, Bishop of the Northumbrians and subsequently Bishop of the Mercians and Lindsey People. He was later canonised as a saint.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Oct 2017, 06:38
It certainly makes a difference having someone sit there Brian, and who better than a friend.
Brian Walbey: I just felt the nice scene needed somebody so Barry done the honours for me by sitting on the bench.
Good for you, Brian, to set up the scene! smile
Brian Walbey: I just felt the nice scene needed somebody so Barry done the honours for me by sitting on the bench.
Admit it Brian you nailed him to the bench
Brian Walbey: I just felt the nice scene needed somebody so Barry done the honours for me by sitting on the bench. I didn't nail him to the bench though as we went in his car and I didn't want to walk home smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Oct 2017, 08:36
Chad as a saint? Well, what do you know!

It is really a good thing you included the man in your picture. Great shot.
Brian Walbey: Chad (died 2 March 672) was a prominent 7th century Anglo-Saxon churchman, who became abbot of several monasteries, Bishop of the Northumbrians and subsequently Bishop of the Mercians and Lindsey People. He was later canonised as a saint. Not the same Chad I think. smile I just felt the nice scene needed somebody so Barry done the honours for me by sitting on the bench.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 11 Oct 2017, 11:16
So peaceful ...what's he thinking ?
Brian Walbey: I just felt the nice scene needed somebody so Barry done the honours for me by sitting on the bench. he was probably thinking I was daft to take a picture with him sitting on the bench smile
He makes the picture, Brian...Rather sad.
Brian Walbey: I just felt the nice scene needed somebody so Barry done the honours for me by sitting on the bench.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Oct 2017, 18:20
I'm sure he was glad to sit and enjoy the view. Many areas that have been worked out of their minerals have been returned to nature and are much enjoyed by the locals as well as the wildlife.
Brian Walbey: Barry did wonder wny I wanted him to sit there, he was happy enough when I told him why. I spent most of my working life working for Hanson/ARC Aggregates and I am aware of all the work that goes into restoring gravel pits in particular into nature reserves and in some cases landfill, after which top soil is layed and the land returns to agricultural use.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Oct 2017, 18:36
What a calming image , I would like to sit down there, too.
Brian Walbey: You would find it a very relaxing place Philine, and if Maureen and I were sitting with you we would take you for afternoon tea at a delightful tearoom not very far away.
Nice shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, it's a pleasant place to sit.
serenity...
i like this Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, it is a pleasant place to sit.

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