Your Photos - 2020
|Published: 21st December 2020 09:15|
We love to receive your photos of the local area, to share with our readers.
You decide what to photograph - whether it's a special occasion, a local landmark, or just something or somewhere that has caught your eye.
You can see previous galleries here.
If you would like to send us a photo or photos, please contact us by email. Or, you can post them on our Facebook page and we will pick them up from there. Photos must be a minimum of 500 pixels wide.
When a new photo is added, it will be placed at the top of the article, which will be boosted so that it appears in 'Latest' on the home-page. That way you will know there is at least one new photo in a gallery, possibly more, to delight your eyes.
21.12.20: Some lovely shots from Patrick Kerrigan of a Christmassy Parkgate...
15.12.20: From Gill Nowell, a seasonal selection. Gill says: "I was running along the marshes today and happened across a tree full of Christmas baubles. I'd like to thank whoever put them there, for bringing some Christmas spirit into my run!"...
24.11.20: From Jane Leitch, the lovely oak at the bottom of Lees Lane car park in Little Neston...
19.11.20: Two from Lesley Rankin - gorgeous shots of Parkgate...
2.11.20: From Lesley Rankin - Never Forget, poppies at St Thomas' Church in Parkgate...
27.10.20: From Dave Mort - Leighton Road in Neston...
27.10.20: From Jane Leitch - Flint Meadow and Stanney Fields Park in Autumn...
27.10.20: From Helen Porter - 'Parkgate at the end of the rainbow'...
15.10.20: From Jane Leitch - "A mozzie-ridden but still lustrous just-after-sunset in Cumbers field (not sure if that's the right place name, 'tis the field 'twixt Cumbers and Woodfall Lanes)." Lovely..
28.9.20: From Lesley Rankin, a sunny and peaceful day in Parkgate...
25.9.20: Another belter from Sharon Meadows, taken on Rockfarm Drive in Little Neston...
21.9.20: From Sharon Meadows, sunset from Badger Bait in Neston...
2.9.20: From Ken Jones, an absolute belter of a sunset in Parkgate...
13.8.20: From Jan Jones, a shot of the staggering lightning seen over Neston on August 12th..
3.8.20: A couple from Leah Brookes now. As she says: 'A snowy estuary in Scotland or an evening sunset in Parkgate?' Taken within minutes of each other..
28.7.20: Here's on from Local Yokel, who says - "An early morning rainbow over the marshes to brighten the day."...
17.7.20: Two more from Lesley Rankin - a Parkgate Banksy? Also a ray of yellow across the Marsh...
13.7.20: From Lesley Rankin, a bird's eye view of Parkgate..
6.7.20: Two from Frank Hadley - the calm before the storm on the marshes, when it got quite wet and windy on Sunday..
18.6.20: From Lesley Rankin, birdlife creating a social distancing bubble at Parkgate..
18.6.20: Somewhere over the rainbow...we may get to see a cricket match at Parkgate again! This lovely photo, from Anthony Annakin-Smith, was taken last year, but he thought (rightly) that it would be a cheery addition to our gallery right now..
17.6.20: A gorgeous shot from Mick Russell at Old Oaks Farm in Neston..
17.6.20: From Lesley Rankin, a solitary poppy on Parkgate Parade..
15.6.20: Three from Frank Hadley - a windy Parkgate and views of Wales..
8.6.20: From Jane Leitch, a nearly-sunset view from the cereal field in Well Lane..
3.6.20: From Roy Wilson, who says: "An early morning photo on the marsh. Two male pheasant sparring off, or are they having a dance? Love their colours"..
3.6.20: Two from Lesley Rankin, taken in Parkgate - you can just see a heron in the pond on the second one...
26.5.20: This next photo is from Sid Rankin, who says: "I thought you may wish to see this view of Flint Castle, photographed from Parkgate Parade. It was a nice clear early morning and the Castle stood out. I believe most people in Parkgate fail to see the Castle on a normal day"..
22.5.20: Frank Hadley has been out and about and photographing "Neston's challenging times with thanks to key workers and beautiful open places we can retreat to.."
21.5.20: Another from Jane Leitch, this time a lonely yellow flower on the marsh...
20.5.20: From Mike Maxwell, lenticular clouds over Cuckoo Lane..
20.5.20: Jane Leitch send this one in, saying: "A Neston newcomer decided to pop in uninvited for a sit on the sofa and a chat. Not sure if a nest in your own garden counts as a separate household, but suspect he/she was in breach of social distancing regs, so he was gently ushered out and strongly advised to go home to mum.
20.5.20: From Lesley Rankin, who says "Please be quiet I'm having a social distance sleep In."
19.5.20: A new sign has appeared on Old Quay Lane near the sewerage plant. Photo from Roy Wilson..
18.5.20: A few now from Frank Hadley, images of a very quiet Parkgate and one of The Harp from the marsh..
12.5.20: From Roy Wilson, who says: "A dad's work is never done - tea time for two hungry chicks."
12.5.20: A couple more from Lesley Rankin - birds on the marsh social distancing and having a bit of a chill...
11.5.20: Two great photos taken in Ness, by Dave Mort...
9.5.20: The next five are from Frank Hadley, who says: "These pictures show how thankful the Neston community is, and reflect those expressed over the whole Nation, for the NHS and front line workers, who are battling so hard against the coronavirus pandemic during this lockdown and providing the other essential services we all need. Symbols of love and hope."
9.5.20: This one is from Lesley Rankin who says: "Life goes on despite lockdown. Lovely sight during daily walk in Parkgate."
8.5.20: A stunner from Sharon Meadows, the view from West Vale across to Wales...
5.2.20: Roy Wilson spotted this fabulous adult tawny owl, during his daily walk near the marsh.
5.5.20: From Jane Leitch, who says: "Bluebells and green stuff in one of the paths 'twixt Cuckoo & Woodfall Lane, and comfrey, cow parsley & may (sounds like a solicitors' firm) at the wooden badger patch at Lees Lane." Love it!
4.5.20: Two from Liz Grant, taken during daily exercise on the Wirral Way between Boathouse Lane in Parkgate and Heswall Golf Club..
1.5.20 : From Anne Jones, who says "On my regular bike ride through the back roads of Neston to Parkgate, I couldn't resist stopping to take this funny snap I've entitled 'Long Horn with Hose Pipe!'"
30.4.20: Two from Brenda Roe, taken in the park near Flint Meadow..
30.4.20: Two from Derek Hollingsbee, who says: "Here are a couple of photos at Raby Mere and on the cycle track across Burton marshes. The gorse looked beautiful in the sunshine." Indeed it did...
30.4.20: From Roy Wilson, who says: "I took this shot of an ivy bee in my back garden." Readers may remember Roy's photo of a 'mouse' eating berries. We published an article about it here. Well, now it turns out that the mouse was actually a bank vole and the photo has now also been published in this quarter's RSPB magazine. Congratulations Roy!
29.4.20: From Vicky Sargent, who says: "I took a picture of this Iris in my front garden this morning and I thought that they might cheer us up a bit during this hard time." Indeed it does!
29.4.20: Sunset from the back of Woodfall School in Little Neston, from Sharon Meadows. Gorgeous..
28.4.20: A stunning sunset at Parkgate, from Dave Mort. See more on Instagram, @davemort_photography
25.4.20: What a fabulous shot of Hadlow Road Station, taken by @richdavidbyrne. You can see more of his work on Instagram.
21.4.20: New Neston resident Victoria Currie is loving what Stanney Fields Park has to offer. Two from her here...
21.4.20: Great colour again in this one from Andrea Butterworth..
21.4.20: These two, of a great view and great colour, are from Helen O'Hare..
21.4.20: JJLady has taken up a new hobby in lockdown...birdwatching!
20.4.20: Three from Sharon Meadows, taken in the Mellock Lane area during daily exercise.
20.4.20: Two from James Chalmers, taken from his back garden - stunning colour!
20.4.20: Seven lovely photos from Gina Rand, taken on her daily exercise walk through Stanney Fields Park and Neston town centre.
19.4.20: From Roy Wilson, who says: "On my morning walk a couple of days ago, I took this close up of a dandelion. It wasn't until I got home and dropped the image onto my laptop that I saw the centre was frozen."
16.4.20: From Jim Wilcock, Springtime in Ness.
15.4.20: Three from Dave Mort, beautiful blossoms, lovely colours.
14.4.20: Three now from Sharon Meadows, taken during daily exercise on Woodfall Lane (first two) and Old School Lane in Little Neston.
14.4.20: Two from Freya Johnson, of the lovely flowers on the green at Willaston.
14.4.20: It's a sign! Roy Wilson appreciated the Council's action in putting up this banner to advise those using the Wirral Way to keep the correct distance apart.
11.4.20: Three gorgeous blossom pictures captured by Brenda Roe at Stanney Fields Park.
9.4.20. Roy Wilson got up extra early yesterday, to get a shot of the ‘pink super moon'. He said: "Even through the cloudy skies it was magnificent."
8.10.20. Another belter from Dave Mort, this time of the super moon over The Harp:
1.4.20. Two from Dave Mort, taken around the marsh at Little Neston:
30.3.20. The natural phenomenon of 'gossamer' at the weekend (a 'sea' of webs spun by numerous tiny spiders) was in effect and two people have sent us photos. Anthony Annakin-Smith caught a shot at Burton Marsh and Gill Nowell says "The marshes were blanketed in cobwebs, with thousands of spiders weaving their way - jumping on anything in their path. Including me. I've never known such a phenomena. And they certainly hadn't heard of ‘social distancing'!
24.3.20 - a short eared owl gave Roy Wilson the evil eye the other day:
16.3.20. Spotted locally by Roy Wilson, who says it really cheered him up - a female great spotted woodpecker:
9.3.20. Wow, from Roy Wilson, who managed to catch sight of an elusive predator on the marshes.
He says: "It's a stoat, which hunts adult rabbits as well as rodents and is a real life little powerhouse."
11.2.20. From Jane Leitch, high tide in Little Neston:
11.2.20. From Roy Wilson, who says: "This heron had its back to the icy blast and looks throughly fed up." Yes, I think we'd all appreciate a return to better weather now!
10.2.20. From Hilary Berg - residents along The Parade at Parkgate rushed out to rescue voles, shrews and harvest mice being washed up due to the flooding caused by Storm Ciara on Sunday. They took them into their homes to warm them up.
10.2.20. Four from Helen Porter and the aptly named River, the dog. River seems fascinated by the sheer volume of water on and around the marsh in Little Neston!
10.2.20. Storm Ciara swept through on Sunday, bringing down a tree on Hinderton Road and creating one of the more spectacular tides we've had of late. Thanks to Liam Wilding for the Hinderton Road shot and Pat Wood for the two taken in Parkgate.
3.2.20. More gorgeous skies over Neston in the early morning - these two from Brenda Roe:
31.1.20. Finishing January with a flourish, another amazing sunrise, photographed this time by James Chalmers in Ness:
20.01.20: Another stunner from Sunday evening, this time from Mike Maxwell, taken at RSPB Burton Mere...
20.01.20: We've recently been blessed with many stunning sunrises and sunsets. Here are two photos taken by Jane Leitch of the amazing sunset on Sunday 19 January, over the Parish Church and Lees Lane: