Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Cyril's spot



This spot, between Saltaire village and the lock at Hirst Wood, is a favourite stretch of the canal for me and features in many of my regular short walks. The canal bank here is often favoured by fishermen. I can only assume that Cyril Senior, immortalised in a small memorial plaque on the canal's edge, was a fisherman who loved to sit here in the quiet and try his luck with a fishing rod. Who can blame him?
Cyril is an uncommon name nowadays but it was my paternal grandfather's name too. I have a bit of a soft heart for Cyril as well as this stretch of canal.

8 comments:

  1. One can almost picture him from just the name and the location.

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  2. Beautiful place and tribute

    My muses is named Cyrl.

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  3. A nice place to sit and fish for a while!

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  4. This is the plaque that we place for my Great Granddad. He certainly was a fisherman who tried his luck! Think he needs cleaning up a bit :)

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  5. This is the plaque we put down for my Great Grandad, think he needs cleaning up a little though! You're certainly right. He was a fisherman who fished whenever and wherever he could along the canal.

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  6. Lovely to see this pop up on my Facebook today, Cyril, my grandad, spent many happy moments fishing at this spot on the canal x RIP Grandad x

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