Another photograph of a traction engine at the Beamish museum. Taken outside the Annfield Plain Industrial Co-Operative Society store in the main village itself. There’s a lot of tourists around but one of things I like most about this photograph is the lady driving this huge steam powered vehicle. These vehicles were used from around 1850 and were precursors to the modern tractor. Used on farms they were self propelled steam engines that could pull heavy loads. In the UK there are a number of steam fairs that people can see these massive machines in action.
There have been a couple of times I have gone to this photo thinking, “it is about time I showed this photo”, but for some reason I never got around to editing it. This image was captured in Eggleston Hall Gardens in Country Durham. At the Continue reading “Eggleston Hall Gardens Angel Replica”
When I was looking for signposts for Barnard Castle last spring I was expecting a castle but Barnard Castle is the name of the local town as well as the town’s castle pictured above. I don’t think that makes this ‘Barnard Castle’s Castle’ but it did Continue reading “Side of Barnard Castle, County Durham”
The above photograph was captured in Eggleston Hall Gardens in County Durham and I believe from looking at various other photos in the achieves, this weather vane is purely ornamental. That is, it doesn’t serve it’s original purpose as Continue reading “Red Fox on Weather Vane, County Durham”
There didn’t seem much to photograph when I pulled up at Eggleston Hall in County Durham. Then I saw a sign pointing to gardens, and so had an explore. It was much more interesting. On the far side of the gardens was a wall, so I Continue reading “Eggleston Church, County Durham”