Sunday, March 19, 2017

Australia, from 1940

Claire Horsley sent this from Australia:



The wheelbarrow was made in 1940 and is located in an historic German cottage in Doncaster, Melbourne, called Schramm's Cottage.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nuns in a wheelbarrow


Roman d’Alexandre, Tournai 1338-1344 (Bodleian Library, MS. Bodl. 264, fol. 22r)

Sent by Wendy Neathery-Wise, who found it here: discarding images (on facebook)



I put "France" even though the book is in England, and even though Tournai isn't in France anymore. So I'll add England, too.
More about the manuscript for those who might care: Illuminating the Roman d'Alexandre: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 264—The Manuscript as Monument, or lots more odd border images from medieval manuscripts: (on pinterest)

The Kings Arms wheelbarrow

This wheelbarrow belongs to the Kings Arms pub in Rotherfield, East Sussex.

"It is positioned next to the pub car park, with the pub garden in the background, which then extends onto the village green."
—Janine Davies



So here's how we learn things from a wheelbarrow collection. Here is The Gold Lion's wheelbarrow, which I photographed in 2013, near Winchester, in Hampshire. Pubs have wheelbarrows. I don't suppose ALL *must* have them, but some do. Lots might. In the U.S., I don't think bars have wheelbarrows, nor even rural honky-tonks in the south. So if it comes up in conversation, the difference between a pub and a bar, consider the wheelbarrow factor.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down

Janine Davies wrote:
Wheelbarrows for you Sandra
Two resting against the wood shed, one working in the woods.
All three live at Wilderness wood, Hadlow Down, East Sussex.
A very special place that, among lots of other great things, has a Friday Home Ed club, and the best zip wire Kes has even been on apparently.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Shopping "cart"

American Meadows which sells seed for wild flowers and grasses, has a wheelbarrow image for their online shopping cart.