Morecambe Bay Photographs 16 to 31

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”

Cedric drives to the cockle beds     

Cedric rocks the wooden ‘jumbo’,  to bring cockles to the surface

Cedric and Chris, raking up the cockles 

Chris pours the cockles into a basket

The yellowing sun heralds the end of the cockling outing 

Flookburgh shrimpers, Tant  Wilson with his sons Tony and Michael

Tant, Michael,  Les and Tony, cockling

Driving at speed into the bay      

Setting the two shrimp nets – to be pulled by the tractor via a trailer

Tant trawls for shrimps at a slow walking speed , which can take up to an hour

Tant heaves up a full net of shrimps

The famous Morecambe Bay brown shrimps

Tony and  Tant 

Tony, blowing the steam off boiled shrimps, to see their colour  

Agnes, potting shrimps  

Michael Wilson, age thirteen, with his horse, Serena