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photoblog image Phone pics - Porter Brook

Phone pics - Porter Brook

 

 

Porter Brook - also known as the river Porter, a tributary of the Don, runs down from the moors through three parks, into the city centre, where it joins the Don.  It was a major industrial river at one time with a number of knife-grinders occupying what can only be described as sheds, with ponds built to store the water and drive the wheel that powered the grinding wheel.  One of these, Shephers's Wheel, still exists - named after a man called Shepherd, not the animal tender :-)

Travelled north yesterday - not sure what Inet connection I'm going to have for next few days.

 

Phone pics - Porter Brook

 

 

Porter Brook - also known as the river Porter, a tributary of the Don, runs down from the moors through three parks, into the city centre, where it joins the Don.  It was a major industrial river at one time with a number of knife-grinders occupying what can only be described as sheds, with ponds built to store the water and drive the wheel that powered the grinding wheel.  One of these, Shephers's Wheel, still exists - named after a man called Shepherd, not the animal tender :-)

Travelled north yesterday - not sure what Inet connection I'm going to have for next few days.

 

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 12 Jun 2017, 00:48
Nice shot from front to back, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray
The trees on the right are really something. You and Tom are posting the same theme today.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Jun 2017, 06:35
Well I hope you've travelled to somewhere as charming as this Tom!
Tom Wilson: Up on to the Northumberland coast, Chris - at Seahouses.
What a calming place for the soul, Tom.
Tom Wilson: One of Sheffields's green spaces, Ginnie
It looks lovely in this light Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chad.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Jun 2017, 09:00
Difficult to imagine this 'little' water driving a grinding wheel. The place has the air of being seldom visited. Great shot.
Tom Wilson: The Gerogian/Victorian craftsemen made do with a little smile
Nice little spot Tom, I can image the trickling sound of the water running through.
Tom Wilson: It makes for a pleasant walk, Brian..
The water looks very strange with your phone camera.
Tom Wilson: I suspect that's a bit of excessive sharpening by SC, Mary.
They do have internet up north Tom grin
Tom Wilson: As we now see, Bill smile
Amazing to think it was an industrial river once...

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