Legends from our own lunchtimes

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hanging one’s dirty linen in public. - Friday 22nd September

It is a lovely thing to be able to moor right beside some of the town’s most historically significant buildings.   

The “Casino” was built in the late nineteenth century by the pottery factory that was the town, as a staff facility to deter workers from frittering away their lives in seedy bars with perhaps even seedier women.  The pontoons of the Yacht Club are separated from it by the public walkway along the shore, screened with densely planted hedging.  It looks and even feels like the perfect place to moor for privacy, and perhaps to discretely hang out one’s smalls when the day is sunny, even when there are lots of people about.

On the other side of the river however, and not obvious from behind drawn curtains, is a “view point” marked on the tourists map as a perfect place to take photographs of the buildings.  

1 comment

Jack said...

A gorgeous location, Midge.

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