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Two boys search for broken pottery in a muddy sheepwash on Winkle Street in Calbourne, Isle of Wight. Dating to probably the 17th century, the sheepwash is an enclosure of Bembridge stone walls about 3 feet in height. A rare survival.     Date: 1960s
Low Tide

 

Wading in Deptford creek

my heart sings

fresh mud, sturdy staff

a story under every stone

 

 

© Lucinda Moore

Picture 10408580, photograph by John Gay, 1960s

 

 

Lucinda Moore is a picture researcher at Mary Evans Picture Library, where she enjoys exploring the archive and writing about the hidden treasure that she uncovers. A graduate of classical archaeology and ancient history from Oxford University, Lucinda has more than a decade of archival research experience and is a regular contributor to another Mary Evans blog, Picturing the Great War. In her pre-baby days, Lucinda was a volunteer on low tide guided walks in Deptford Creek, and she was inspired by her love of wading in the creek to write this poem.