The last gasp of winter. Mid-March 2019. South Hykeham low fields.
South Hykeham, Lincolnshire. April 2019
The project continues. Lincoln 2019
Another picture from the protest march last Saturday.
Designed by the architect Sir Reginald Blomfield R.A. The Usher Gallery, on Lindum Hill, was officially opened on the 25th May 1927 with a solid gold key by the Prince of Wales. The gallery was built as a result of a bequest by Lincoln jeweller James Ward Usher. Usher never married and devoted his life to collecting, travelling far in search of particular items to enhance his collection. He never sought public honours but was offered the position of Sheriff of Lincoln in 1916. In 1921 he died at the age of 76, and as was his wish he bequeathed to the City his collection of watches, miniatures, porcelain and silver. He also left a considerable amount of money for a gallery to be built in order to house his collection. Now, in 2019, the County Council wishes to turn the gallery into a wedding venue – despite the fact they do not own the building. This seems to be against the wishes of the original bequest by Usher. It’s certainly against the wishes of …
I’ve been spending time in hospital waiting rooms of late. Nothing special; just test after test – another later today. I was sitting reading in one such just the other day and made this picture with my phone. It appealed to me. Lincoln County Hospital. March 2019