Morecambe Bay Photographs 1 to 15

All of the following photographs were taken by Peter Cherry FRPS, between 1979 and 1986.  The cameras and film used, were an Olympus 35RC 35mm rangefinder camera loaded with Kodachrome 64 colour transparency film, two Nikon FE and two Olympus OM1 35mm SLR cameras loaded with Kodachrome 64 colour transparency film, a Hasselblad ELM 6×6 cm camera, and a Pentax 6×7 cm SLR camera, both loaded with Agfachrome R100S colour transparency film.  No coloured or special effect filters were ever used: the colours you see are the colours of nature.  A quote from BBC television was “Morecambe Bay is the canvas for Peter Cherry’s photographic art”

The carriage crossing of Morecambe Bay on 30th May 1985, led by The Duke of Edinburgh and Cedric Robinson.  This photo appeared on the cover of ‘On Morecambe Bay’.

The nine carriages crossing the channel of the River Kent – the lead carriage is on the left 

The nine carriages taking part   

The twelve acres of Guide’s Farm in Grange over Sands

Guide’s Farm house

Guide’s Farm meadow looking towards Arnside Knott  

Cedric Robinson in 1982 ‘The Queen’s Guide to the Sands of Morecambe Bay’ from 1963 to 2019. He was the longest serving of all of the twenty-five sands guides, going back to the year 1548

Cedric Robinson’s beloved wife, Olive, in 1982 

Cedric Robinson sets off from Guide’s Farm on a fishing trip

Setting the hazel stakes for Cedric’s fluke net

Cedric Robinson with his daughter, Jean, setting stakes for a fluke net  

Cedric takes a fluke from his fluke net, his hair swept back by a bitter wind

Cedric sets his whitebait net

The tiny whitebait

Setting off for home