Monday, 27 April 2015

The Gibberd Garden

This beautiful garden is located near to the new town of Harlow in Essex. It is almost a secret garden, not too many locals even know of its existence. This was the home of Sir Frederick Gibberd he was the modernist architect & planner of Harlow New Town. He acquired this site back in 1957 and worked to remodel the gardens with streams, pools, waterfalls there are avenues of trees, lawns interspersed with lots of sculptures & ceramics. The layout is fully established and full of surprises. You can see the full details on their website The Gibberd Garden.

Portrait Bust of Sir Frederick Gibberd

You can see a few more of my images of this garden taken in June 2014 My Visit to the Garden June 2014

 © Lionel Callow 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015

Museum of Power

The old water pumping station is located at Langford just north of Heybridge, Maldon, Essex. It used to pump water for the Southend area some 25 miles away. There are a number of interesting machines but the centre piece is one of the three original steam driven Lilleshall Engines used from 1939 to pump water. 

This is a great family visit, the museum is extremely well laid out with loads of working machines & I will return soon on one of their engine running days.

For the full details please see  the website for the Museum Of Power The Museum Of Power

© Lionel Callow 2015

Museum of Power - Langford

On Sunday the 19th April I took a trip to the museum of power Nr. Maldon Essex. When I arrived I discovered that they were staging an event from a local car club so I have dedicated this first blog to a few of the outstanding cars on display. Part 2 will be about the museum’s exhibits.

The American fire engine had been purchased and shipped over by it’s new owner. It has a very interesting history having been one of the fire engines that attended the 9/11 attack. Apparently it had received a considerable amount of damage, some of this can still be seen on the renovated vehicle. After the repairs had been carried out the engine was sold on to another state & continued to serve with a volunteer brigade in a small town

© Lionel Callow 2015

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Hylands House Chelmsford

So far this year I have been very busy with work and have not had a lot of time for my passion of photography, so today I took a drive out to the Hylands Estate Nr. Chelmsford Essex & managed to press the shutter a few times. Here are a few images from my first visit to this country park, I will return sometime soon when I have more time.

The house is a popular venue for weddings and conferences

Rolls-Royce The Spirit of Ecstasy.

© Lionel Callow 2015