Thursday, 26 April 2012
Who's the star attraction?
Following on from yesterday's post.... I think this little scene confirms without doubt that the boatman on 'Pearl Barley' is Duncan Davis ('ex top London photographer'). (Later: I have had my hunch confirmed by an email from Elland's boatman, Adrian - thanks.) The guy is most certainly a photographer and seemed happy to turn the tables, being as interested in what was going on on the towpath as those on the towpath were in him and his boat. In fact, I've discovered that he is an extremely talented photographer, with a stunning array of published work on a variety of topics - see here for books he has published, including a documentary record of his travels on the boat.
His pub, The Black Bull at Frosterley, is definitely on my must-visit list now. It sounds really quirky - must be the only pub anywhere that boasts its own peal of bells! For a flavour of it, see the website, or these You-Tube videos, showing the pub and the bell-ringing... [Go on, you know you like being distracted from what you should be doing!]
As for the lady.... tune in tomorrow....
[If you want distracting even more, there's a set of horseboating photos on my other blog now.]