Sunset 8 October - Anne Welham
At first I just wanted to see everything, pick out familiar buildings. After a few minutes I began to focus on smaller areas of the city. Looking to the east, the familiar towers of HMP Hull my focus. Searching where Hedon Road Maternity used to be, where I was born and where I worked as a midwife. Reflecting on the lifetime I have spent here. This city where my grandparents, parents and children were born. I see the Guildhall where grandad was a night watchman in the smart black houses; jacket and peaked cap with the shiny three crowns badge at the front. His crisp white shirt and his shiny shoes. Looking east again I see a security guard in hi-vis vest and short-sleeved polo shirt. Times have changed.
I see lots of birds up here from sparrow to pigeons, crows, magpie, seagulls, geese and a lone swan.
I look hard to find the magpie a mate but one for sorrow it is. Apt on the day the city says farewell to our very own ‘Bee Lady’ #bemorejean.
The sunset was dappled, the sun playing hide and seek between low cloud but glorious none the less.