Saturday 25 May 2013


A Middlewich sunset in early May 2013 photographed by Fiona Baker who, she says, was out for a walk, noticed the scene and captured it with her mobile phone.
It was taken just as the daylight was fading and before most of the lights of the town came on (a couple of them can just be made out glimmering through the trees) and shows us what is becoming a very popular subject for photographers, the Parish Church and Town Wharf from the Brooks Lane locks.
The whitewashed wharf buildings can just be made out in the gathering gloom (centre right), as can the  awning at Andersen Boats (left) and, of course, the tower of St Michael & All Angels church.
But we haven't published this photograph because of what it illustrates, but for its own sake and because of the mood it captures.
A moment in time in a town which is, slowly but surely, becoming a more attractive town to live in than it ever was before.
Regular Middlewich Diary contributor Jim Moores captured the same scene a little later in the evening in this memorable shot.

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