Ilkeston - Motorbike Day
w/e 10 May 2015
All of this week's pictures were
taken with a Kodak DX6490
During the previous week I had walked through the
town taking "Spring" photos so this week with a Bank
Holiday, General and Local Elections plus VE Day celebrations
photo opportunities shouldn't have been difficult. Throughout
the week I had toyed with the idea of going to a local wood,
any local wood, as bluebell season is upon us but Saturday arrived
and not a photo had been taken. So, it was off to the town centre
We walked through the market and commented on the wide open spaces
that are all too frequent these days. There was a time not so
very long ago when it would be bustling crammed full of stalls
but those days are gone.
The stalls may be fewer but there is still plenty of good produce
available. This selection was on one of several fruit and vegetable
Among the other stalls selling a variety of clothing, music,
film, sweets, groceries and household goods (and I've probably
missed many other items too) there is also a fine selection of
flowers, plants and shrubs again available from a number of traders
both on the main market and the lower Market Place as seen here.
We were only passing through the market
on our way to the Erewash Museum for Saturday was Motorbike Day,
one of several events that are held at the museum each year.
Work is ongoing with the aid of a Heritage Lottery grant to enhance
the museum experience and parts are off limits but it didn't
stop the bikers turning up and parking their vehicles in the
The previous images were taken after lunch on Saturday on our
second visit of the day to the museum. We had actually called
in earlier in the morning just as the event was starting and
then only a handful of machines had arrived.
One of the early arrivals parked near the gates was a vividly
Another was an older BSA.
In the afternoon a Royal Enfield complete with sidecar had arrived.
A Triumph too had added to the display of bikes old and new and
had found a parking spot against a permanent fixture in the museum
And so we returned home and if you're wondering why we didn't
go bluebell hunting in one of those local woods, well we didn't
need to as these are growing right outside our front door ...
and there's more in the back garden too!