Saturday, 25 May 2019

Lovin' Vane

Another collection of the wonderfully varied weather-vanes on display in the villages and towns around my home. A lot of them are on agricultural themes which probably just reflects the kind of places I've been walking lately.


The last row is all about cricket: the final one showing Old Father Time removing the bails is a copy of the famous one at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, though this one is on the little pavilion at Whittlesford; the middle one shows the famous batsman, Sir Jack Hobbs, and is on Hobbs' Pavilion on Cambridge's Parker's Piece (he was born in Cambridge); the other cricketer is on top of a garage at a home in my village. The other one which may need a little explanation is on the right in the row above the cricketers: it shows a malt shovel and is on the roof of the Old Maltings in Ely, now used as a wedding venue, cinema, theatre and conference centre.


Take care.


19 comments:

  1. I love them all John. Everytime I see weather vanes like this I really fancy one on my roof, a kookaburra maybe 😀 but on a house in the suburbs of Perth a weathervane would probably look incroyably out of place.. hmmmm! Should I let that stop me 😀😀

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  2. You rarely see weather vanes here, and more's the pity. They rival pub signs in their diversity and interest.

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  3. Something that's particularly British.

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  4. I am partial to the farm animals but they are all lovely. We don’t see many weather vanes around here.

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  5. That was fun. Thanks for explaining the malt shovel; I would never have guessed what it was supposed to be. Looks like a tool for cooking to me!

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  6. Love seeing these weather vanes.

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  7. A wonderful collection John.

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  8. Hi John - delighted to see more weather vanes ... and yes I endorse everyone else - your photos and collection here are a delight to see ... cheers Hilary

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  9. Great photos of the weather vanes, I love toseethem. Yesterday we were driving out of the village of Tideswell in Derbyshire and I saw one with a donkey on it, not seen that before:)

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  10. Nice collection, I like seeing the weather vanes on places I visit

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  11. Great collection, and thanks for explaining the cricket ones (though I did recognize the allusion to the sport, but would never have known the details). I seldom notice them, must need to keep my eyes sharp when on country lanes...since I seldom drive around them. And then find a place to pull over. It will take years for me to collect as many as you have here!

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  12. I always am so fascinated by these weather-vanes so lovely to see your collection of them. Each one unique. :)

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  13. Those are fantastic, John. I've seen very few here through the years.

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  14. I would photograph them if there were many around, too. NOrmally the roosters would be my favorites, but not sure with all there is to choose from here.

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  15. Fascinating. Who ever thought of making a weather vane based on cricket —let alone three! The canes make a nice photo collection.

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  16. I have to add, I once went to a museum in Minnesota solely because they had an exhibit of weather vanes from around the state and across time. I see them as folk art and I loved it!

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