Morecambe Bay Photographs 49 to 62

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 colour transparency film, two Nikon FE and two Olympus OM1 35mm SLR cameras loaded with Kodachrome 64 colour transparency film and 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”

A few hundred yards out from Morecambe promenade – this photograph appeared on the cover of ‘Cherry’s Morecambe Bay’

Digging for bait worms, near Morecambe promenade

Rocks on the Heysham shore

On the Morecambe side of the bay      

New Barns Bay – a bay within a bay – Holme Island is on the right


The remains of a baulk trap, once used to catch a variety of fish

Near the baulk trap, a few hundred yards out from Morecambe promenade

Looking towards Kirk Head, from New Barns Bay

Moonrise over Morecambe Bay, looking towards the eastern mountains – three miles out from Grange Over Sands

Graves cut into solid rock, next to St Patrick’s Chapel, in Heysham, during the eighth century

Cedric Robinson’s father, Bill, in 1982 – who lived to be 102 

Peter Cherry, age ten, on Arnside Knott – by his father, Ian, with his Olympus Pen half frame 35 mm camera, loaded with Kodachrome colour slide film.  He was at that time allowed to use this camera, and it started his life-long passion for photography

Peter Cherry and Cedric Robinson on a cross bay walk in the mid 1980’s

Peter Cherry, being filmed by BBC television for their ‘North West Tonight’ programme, in October 1986.  A quote from the commentary was “Morecambe Bay is the canvas for Peter Cherry’s photographic art.”  Cedric Robinsion is grinning in the background, as if to say ‘Now its your turn to be in front of the camera!’