It was a Thursday, the sun was shining high in the sky and I needed to go to the bank, paying bills is always such fun. I had a couple of options, there are two branches near where I live but where’s the fun in parting with money on your own doorstep?
Like I said it was Thursday, so that would be market day in Ormskirk, not too far away and an easy trip on the train. So off I went and made my way over to the town.
Ormskirk lies on the broad, flat West Lancashire plain that leads out to the coast at Southport. The rich, dark brown soil produces much in the way of potatoes, tomatoes and other salad crops. Quire a lot of which turns up at the local markets in the area.
The market is held in the open along the streets in the town centre, market days being Thursdays and Saturdays. It dates from the late 1200’s when the monks at the nearby Burscough Abbey were given the right to hold a market.
On the technical side, as this was just an excuse to get out of the house for a couple of hours and drink coffee somewhere other than my own kitchen, I didn’t go out fully equipped on the camera front. Instead I wandered about and used the camera on my Motorola mobile ‘phone. ( wandering aimlessly is a particular skill of mine ) It was only as I was downloading my haul of images that I thought of rendering them in black & white, I like the results, though some images will always work better in mono than others.
As I said above, I used the train, here’s a couple of links for the local train service providers.