b'One Battered PhotographSupplied by Annie GrayI t is strange how old photographs appear showingphotograph dates from a time when cars were more scenes of village life that have features that cancommon, it is still possible given where it is parked captivate. that the car on the left is his.There are two things that the eye is immediatelyThe detail provided on the next page shows the drawn to here, but there is also a feature that might becar more clearly and some unknown person to its missed due to the size of the image. Partly obscuredright walking towards the camera. by the grass, outside Fishers the AgriculturalProbably the most evocative feature of this Engineers, there is a sit-on piece of farm equipmentphotograph is the village bus waiting on the bridge on either waiting to be fixed or waiting to be picked up.the right. The enlarged detail shows someone at the It might even be waiting to be paid for! This was aside of the bus talking to a passenger who has the common sight even in the years immediately beforewindow open. At first glance it is possible to imagine Fishers closed in 1997. that this is a farewell chat. But judging by the straps W. L. Fisher (who is featured in another articlethat can be seen on the back of the man standing in in this Bulletin) is known as the first person tothe road it is also possible that he is the bus driver/have acquired a car in the village so, although thisconductor who is stretching his legs before the off.This battered image has at least two interesting features that are described in the accompanying text. It shows the village looking towards the east with W. L. Fishers on the left, hardly visible, and with the village bus parked on the bridge. Other things of interest: in the detail on the ar left you can just see the top of the petrol pump at Fishers; in the detail near left, behind the bus, you can see the top of the Primitive Methodist Chapel, now the village shop.BULLETIN 20 403'