Great Yarmouth 4

By mrswoolybill
According to Dave (WhiteRose1), Great Yarmouth is a popular destination for the elderly because it is so flat. The (numerous) bowling greens along the sea front were certainly the most animated part of town.
According to LynneJoyce, bowlers are Britain's Mafia, quietly but ruthlessly controlling every aspect of life in our towns.
I learn something new here every day.
This is the last in this little series. I'm amazed at the reception that yesterday's received, but I think the portfolio needs a bit of colour tomorrow.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 8:22AM
An advancing army with the General keeping a safe distance from behind ...................and I see two deserters already WinkWink
Great timing Moira Smile
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28 Nov 2012 8:25AM
Well observed and taken!
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CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
28 Nov 2012 8:27AM
Good on the bowlers, Moira, and not all of them are elderly, my father's club had quite a number of up and coming 20 year olds Grin Carol
Richsr 9 91 223 England
28 Nov 2012 8:36AM
Good timing and mono work Moria
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 8:37AM

Quote:An advancing army with the General keeping a safe distance from behind .........

That's how I saw it Helen, they have a confrontational look. Thanks early birds,
Moira
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
28 Nov 2012 8:38AM
A friend of mine calls this game "geriatric marbles". What really makes this fine candid is the inclusion of the bowler enjoying his beer whilst waiting his turn to bowl again. GY may be flat but not as flat as here in the Fens.

Albert
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 8:40AM

Quote:What really makes this fine candid is the inclusion of the bowler enjoying his beer whilst waiting his turn to bowl again.

I spotted him first. I have another shot with him walking down the steps towards me as the game continued behind, but I prefer this one.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
28 Nov 2012 9:12AM
eyeing up the opposition before entering the fray WinkGrin
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
28 Nov 2012 9:20AM
I have always wanted to go here my mam dad loved it, you do mono so well. - gary
frz67 7 10 32 Italy
28 Nov 2012 9:42AM
I wish we had this kind of Mafia!
an excellent bnw picture, Moira with a great composition. I like the idea of the general controlling his army

francesco
Power to the elbow now that's what I like to see, bet Mick likes this shot no rust but the drink will remind him of the night before If he needs it. good comp Moira, lovely tones well framed, I am enjoying these mono shots.

John
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
28 Nov 2012 10:20AM
A scene of perfect Britishness !!! ( is there such a word ?) Beautifully composed with that subtle message.
Ron.
28 Nov 2012 10:22AM
Excellent composition
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 10:42AM
A great way to spend the afternoon.

Regards Nathan
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 10:51AM
Many thanks John for the UA, I have had to supply Bill with large quantities of tea and toast to compensate for my unbearable smugness...
Moira
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
28 Nov 2012 11:15AM
Well seen and taken Mora.

Ken.
danbrann Plus
12 629 17
28 Nov 2012 11:33AM
That cross lighting has given the shot an extra dimension.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 12:03PM
stood out for me by a mile, great shot
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 12:17PM
Thanks for the UA Ann! (I've sent you details of how to get a pink hard hat... Wink )
Moira
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
28 Nov 2012 12:39PM
When I worked in the Wireworks Moira,I voluteered for a place in their bowling team.I was rubbish at bowls but the free pie and pint after the game was enough incentive for me.I only lasted one game however.They got rid of me when they discovered how rubbish I really was !!
And excellent shot here with his fine relaxed one handed under arm grip he has on his pint.
(Why did the Wirewoks team not take this into consideration before they sacked me ??)
Mick.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 12:55PM

Quote:When I worked in the Wireworks Moira,I voluteered for a place in their bowling team.I was rubbish at bowls but the free pie and pint after the game was enough incentive for me.I only lasted one game however.They got rid of me when they discovered how rubbish I really was !!
And excellent shot here with his fine relaxed one handed under arm grip he has on his pint.
(Why did the Wirewoks team not take this into consideration before they sacked me ??)
Mick.


Mick your expertise in handling a pint is pure poetry in motion. How could they let you go so easily???
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
28 Nov 2012 1:09PM
An interesting peek at geriatric life in BritainWink
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 1:33PM
I havent been to Great Yarmouth for AhemyearsWink I was three when I wentGrin................... All the photos we have are mono, I have enjoyed looking at this, great image!
Diane
Oh and the fella with the pint .............. he has a look of Victor MeldrewGrinGrin
Diane
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 1:41PM
Great compositionSmile
Carole
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
28 Nov 2012 1:48PM
The watcher and the do'ers. Well seen Moira. Seems a lot of people go in for this sport........Sandy
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
28 Nov 2012 2:01PM
Wonderfully observed - the general drinking his beer whilst surveying his troops. I think Florida might be the equivalent to this - the older generation retire there, savoring the flat ground, the sun and the ocean.

Anne

That's a fine stretch of beach shown on the locator satellite image!
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 2:42PM
A delightful well captured image.
It always surprises me how many sporting activities are that much more enjoyable with a pint in your hand.

Even photography, just ask Bill.

Dougie
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
28 Nov 2012 4:02PM
I must tell my mum she's in the Mafia. But I think she's known that all along. Grin
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 4:22PM
We went there last year with my sister in law who lives on The Broads. We had supper in quite a nice hotel but the woman owner would run her hands over Christopher's back and shoulders each time she passed which made him freak, and just as we were leaving a woman arrived with a chest pushed together and up so high it almost touched her chin. The huge cleavage was bare needless to say. Judy and I nearly had hysterics and Christopher missed it as we couldn't all stare at the same time! Fond memories of Great Yarmouth! Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 4:25PM
Ann - You don't get memories like that from the Riviera - there's something wonderfully surreal about the English seaside.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
28 Nov 2012 4:36PM
No wonder yesterday's beach shot was so void of people - they're all here playing bowls! Wink I don't think I've seen a bowling green so busy. A great composition and capture, Moira, and could only work in mono I think Smile
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 4:54PM

Quote:Ann - You don't get memories like that from the Riviera - there's something wonderfully surreal about the English seaside.

Absolutely! We'll never forget that evening. Smile
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
28 Nov 2012 5:15PM
I'm loving this series, Moira. And with the comments you quote from Dave and LynnJoyce, I'm even more intrigued.
The place reminds me a little of the old TV series " The Prisoner ."
I keep looking in this shot hoping to see "Number Six" as portrayed by Patrick McGoohan

-=\Walter
Tibetan 4 3 England
28 Nov 2012 5:35PM
I note the Maffia Don, having a pint lol. nice one suits mono like the last shot, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
28 Nov 2012 6:08PM
Sums up the atmosphere and quite domination very well Moira.

John Smile
28 Nov 2012 6:11PM
Great capture full of interest.

P.
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 9:20PM
Is that Victor Meldrew enjoying a pint? I expect he'll look down in a minute and notice that there's the remains of a frog in his glass!

A super image, Moira, and the bowler looking over the other ranks gives it an interesting dynamic.

David
28 Nov 2012 10:11PM
Terrific monochrome. Lovely light and contrast. Brilliant. Don
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 8:03AM
What a lot of bowls Moira Smile , Peter..
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
29 Nov 2012 8:32AM
Superb compo and tones, a quality mono, Moira.
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 6:02PM
Love it. It looks like they're all just chilling out but I can imagine there's a lot of well-concealed brain activity!
Sandra
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Dec 2012 9:21PM
The Great Yarmouth illuminati eh Moira, I'd never imagined that so much was going on behind the scenes and how important the bowls club was in the running of the town, Lynne Joyce has really enlightened me!WinkGrin

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