I stumbled across this drone footage within YouTube. There's no music or commentary. The imagery was collected on Easter Sunday 2019 by a drone user who is clearly experimenting with his new toy.
It caught my attention because the drone is looking down upon the very East Yorkshire village where I was born and raised.
Back in 1953, the village had less than four hundred inhabitants but its population nowadays is above 2500.
In the footage you see the church where I was christened and where the funeral services of my father, mother and brother Simon were held. You also see a tall house attached to the village school. That is where I was born and spent the first sixteen years of my life. At the crossroads you see a white building with a large car park. That is "The Hare and Hounds" public house.
The drone fails to show the canal that connected the village to The River Hull and the outlying farms and lanes that were such a part of my childhood. As you may imagine, it is kind of strange to see my birthplace from the perspective of a slightly jittery mechanical bird in the sky.
It's very neat little town.ReplyDelete
And a little bit bigger than Esk!Delete
That's a nice little find. It's a pity drones haven't been around longer.ReplyDelete
How great it would be to see drone footage from The Stone Age!Delete
It's a nicely laid out village, looks like it would be easy to walk around and see everything.ReplyDelete
Yes - as long as Yorkshire Pudding wasn't lurking behind a wall ready to mug you!Delete
The village looks tidy and pretty, almost like a model village. The blossoming trees, fresh green and yellow rapeseed fields in the distance make it very spring-like (well, it was Easter Sunday, so it was spring).ReplyDelete
I like it how in the end the shadow of the drone can be seen.
Nowadays, no documentary seems to come without drone footage. Expert drone camera flyers are probably well paid.
I would love to have a day or two taking photos from above but drones often need maintenance and I am not that kind of guy.Delete
Do you think those three people in the garden were the ones directing the drone. Drones have come such a long way after the kerfuffle of people using them near airports.ReplyDelete
Stop droning on Thelma! I don't know if the people in the garden were responsible for this footage.Delete
A lot more of it than I remember from my couple of visits in the early 1970s.ReplyDelete
I thought it was you!Delete
A drone chronicle of your village in 2019.ReplyDelete
See my next post where you are mentioned.Delete
Nice little village, I can't find a ideo like this of my hometown.ReplyDelete
No drone footage of Washington D.C.? Surprising.Delete
I love those kinds of videos, just drifting above everything. It all looks so peaceful.ReplyDelete
Down below there is chatter, laughter, stresses and strains but up aloft you don't notice that .Delete
My home town is the inverse of yours. Since I've left, it has lost more than half the population. I guess that means I was the key.ReplyDelete
Yup! You left and so half the others left too. After all without Mr Ed it was much less appealing.Delete
You grew up in a beautiful place.ReplyDelete
I can't complain. It was a happy and safe childhood.Delete
I like the line of wash flapping in the breeze! It's fun to study the video as I keep noticing more details...ReplyDelete
Are you a little nosy Ellen?Delete
I enjoy watching drone footage of places that I know well. I can see things from a different perspective.ReplyDelete
I saw some footage of Ramsey.Delete
That's a lovely video and the village is beautiful. Your video made me wonder if there is one of Sherwood Park and sure enough there is. Thought I'd share it with you.ReplyDelete
I looked at that and put it on my next blogpost.Delete