Wednesday 5 July 2017

5 in 5 - July 2017 - A trip down memory lane

Welcome to '5 in 5' where on the 5th of
each month I post 5 photos that I have
taken in 5 minutes.

The other week we had time away in the campervan and stayed in a wonderful location on the bank of the River Severn. You could walk along the edge of the river for miles in each direction, and we did!

Stourport was one place we visited frequently.  It has an interesting history and is the start of a canal. Apparently it was once a heaving inland port and there is much that suggests it was also a thriving town. 

Sadly the industrial days are gone and many of the huge buildings are abandoned and left in decay. It was a wonderful photo opportunity as I love taking photos of old doors and buildings. And despite this loss there are still beautiful buildings and much else to see. But what caught my attention for this months '5in5' was a surprise. A vintage fairground on the river bank! It took me right back to my childhood....

As I walked round I could imagine the smell of candyfloss and toffee apples, sticky and hot after being dipped into the thicky syrup.

Remember slides like this?!  I'd tick my legs and arms in so that I didn't get friction burns!

And it was the same for the helter skelter! Arms and  legs in, GO!!!

 Remember the scratch of coir mat as you landed?!

Those were the days of simple pleasures and it was so good to discover this fairground and nostalgic memories.

And I'm throwing an extra photo in this time, because this reflection seems symbolic, with me standing between the past and present.  

I was spoilt for choice what photos to show this month as Stourport was rich pickings. It's lovely to explore an area that has so much to offer and it is somewhere we will definitely revisit!

Thank you for popping by. And if you fancy picking up your camera to join in with '5in5' it would be lovely to have your company!


Here's what you do and there are more details here

1.  Choose a location.

2.  Have your camera ready.

3.  Set a timer for 5 minutes (I use my mobile phone).

4.  Take as many photos you can (or wish to) until the time is up.

5.  Choose 5 photos to download and share by using the link tool below.

                              You have until the 25th of the month to add your photos.

Please add your link below if you would like to take part. I am often excited and inspired by the ideas and photos of others so thank you to JoAnn, Melanie, Mary-Lou, Karen, Maggie, Joy and Borqna for joining in last month. I'll be in August with another 5in5. Enjoy the weeks in between and happy photo taking!


  1. What a fun post - the colors are shapes are so interesting. They tempt you to keep going and finding out more.

  2. Nice to meet you, Sandie. Such thrilling photos! They reminded me of my trip to an exciting amusement park with my granddaughter, and she will visit us in this summer vacation,August. It is for the first time to join you. Thank you for your host. I am glad to find your 5 in 5. Wonderful day to you!

  3. What fun Sandie! Simple rides, unlike today's ultra thrill upside down ones xx

  4. Lovely post - as a kid I would have been at the carousel for hours riding the horses, I would never have ventured further - oh the wisdom of age to now say "try other things, broaden your experiences". No idea what Helter Skelter is but I bet the curvy slide would feel like flying. I like your last photo of the then & now ... ah so many things are like that.

  5. Funfairs are great places to take photos and to evoke old memories too.

  6. We were traveling on the 5th this month, and I'm finally catching up with blog reading. This was certainly a fun and colorful collection! And it looks like a lot of fun!

  7. Great post, Sandie!
    Thank you for this lovely challenge!


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