That night a sudden thunderstorm broke over Snowdonia. Never had we seen such a play of lightening from peak to peak, constant, searching, vivid light. Nor such reverberations of thunder.
Monthly Archives: November 2019
Further to last Wednesday…
Beyond the Cold Door Pass
Easter 1926 in North Wales
Charlie comments: Glorious weather – for Easter. Very little traffic, cyclists predominantly. The Bwlch Y Groes Pass was still taboo to ordinary motors. We had difficulty getting accommodation due to B & B’s not yet open for the Spring. The top picture was taken en route at the Pentre Foelas public water tap.
Two Pages of Lincolnshire
The last picture is of the very well known Boston Stump (as it is known), a church tower of unusual shape. If there is a history, I don’t know it. But Charlie writes: In visiting Lincolnshire, Tom Idle is paying tribute to all his anticedents. About the ancient port of Boston, sunken to the status of a a quaint old market town with a magnificent church, to which direct family ties were strong. Fishtoft Church where Tom’s parents were married was also visited. Now comes the interesting bit. Charlie never visited Boston as his detailed log book confirms. And I think Charlie inserted these pictures by Tom out of interest. It may run a little deeper than that. Tom always seemed to have more money than Charlie, so perhaps in those early days Charlie ‘borrowed’ Tom’s camera !!