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The Blue Door

By BrianM
A little bit of background:

Woodhall Spa owes its beginnings to JohnParkinson. He had three aims in life to build a town, plant a forest and sink a coalmine. Just an ordinary fellow really! The town was built at nearby New Bolingbroke where a fine street of town houses can be seen. The forest was planted at Woodhall and is still enjoyed and the coal mine was also at Woodhall. By chance when the shaft reached 540 feet there was an inrush of water, the shaft had broached a spring.. There was coal too, and encouraged by his find John Parkinson continued to finance the project until his money ran out. In 1809 the abandoned shaft was covered with a metal cover. In 1812 it was noticed that the metal had changed colour and that the shaft had filled with water which overflowed. Tales began to spread about the healing powers of the waters and samples wert sent away for analysis, The water was found to contain a high proportion of bromide and iodine only to be found in one other spa, in Bavaria. By 1834 a Pump Room, Bath House and hotel had been built and people came from far and wide to take the cure.. The use of the spa baths declined over the years and they finally closed in 1983, following the collapsed of the well. The building are now boarded up and in a poor state of repair.

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mikears 13 89 Canada
18 Nov 2004 8:34AM
Lot's of nice detail in this shot!!


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tiptoe 14 267
18 Nov 2004 9:00AM
Thanks for the background - it's also a great picture.
A_Harrison 13 261 Canada
18 Nov 2004 9:02AM

bassan 15 9
18 Nov 2004 9:17AM
this is good, many frames within a frame. Nice colours too, deserves more clicks!!
exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
18 Nov 2004 9:27AM
A lovely image, lots of detail.
helena 14 134 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 9:33AM
Excellent, thank you for sharing it with us Tara x
18 Nov 2004 9:57AM
Superb colours, textures and detail Brian and very interesting info, thank you!

webjam 13 292 11 Netherlands
18 Nov 2004 11:26AM
The blue is so amazing that it controls the whole image. Very nice shot - thanks for the story as well,
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 11:50AM
Nice shot Brian, the colour is really eye catching.
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
18 Nov 2004 12:02PM
Nicely composed, Brian, and the colour is super.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
18 Nov 2004 12:32PM
Great shot, I like this kind of work.

janine_w 13 30
18 Nov 2004 3:08PM the textures and colours...nicely composed.
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 9:32PM
Nice composition and colour Brian ☼☼☼☼☼

billydo Plus
14 79 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 2:04AM
Wonderful detail captured so well Brian; thanks for the info too.
BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 4:55AM
Thanks everyone for taking a look and for the kind comments.

I did hear a rumour some time ago that there was a plan to re-open the well and the treatment house although this shot taken a few days ago show nothing has changed in the recent past apart from further decay.
helendixon 14 30 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 5:54AM
I love the strong colour of the door and positioning within the frame.

BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 6:12AM
Thanks for viewing, Helen, and for your comments, appreciated.
brian13 14 218
19 Nov 2004 1:03PM
Good detail and an interesting biography.
BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 2:33PM
Thanks for taking a look, Brian, and for the comments, appreciated.
UserRemoved 14 6.2k 1
21 Nov 2004 12:15PM
Great comp, interesting write up √ΜΛЯΚ
BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2004 1:17PM
Thanks Mark, viewing and comment appreciated.
23 Nov 2004 3:48AM
Perfectly balanced composition and I do like to read detailed descriptions.
BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 8:00AM
Thanks for taking a look Lydia and for your comments, appreciated. I like to provide some information where appropriate (but sometimes find it hard to know just where to stop).
23 Nov 2004 10:49AM
What a fantastic story and shot Brain, really enjoyable on both counts, well done.
BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 10:56AM
Thanks, Richard, for both viewing and comments, pleased you liked it.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
26 Nov 2004 11:41AM
lovely shade of blue!!

BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2004 12:46PM
Thanks for taking a look, Jeff, and for leaving a comment, appreciated.
novocastria 14 102
28 Nov 2004 4:06AM
Love this, Brian - very well done.
BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2004 7:17AM
Thanks for taking a look Mike, and for your comment, appreciated.

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