On the Ancholme
This work is an exploration of a river. Not a river of any great note but the River Ancholme, running for 20 miles, straight as an arrow, through open, unremarkable countryside from the hamlet of Bishopbridge in Lincolnshire to the South bank of the Humber. A man-made channel cut in the 17th century as a functional if not aesthetic improvement on the original river,- a narrow, meandering flow, prone to flooding. The river was also a transportation route of significance, moving goods through the heart of Lincolnshire and beyond. The technological intervention of man in the cause of flood control ensures an immunity to the vagaries of British weather, providing an ideal base for many leisure activities.
Graham Cooper • Mike Downing • John Hudson • Mark Terry • Michelle Walsh •