Pictures are of Horning Ferry (This was Douglas Bader's local during the second World War he was a Pilot who lost both of his legs in an accident)
When Tom my grandson was old enough he became a fisherman and accompanied Dick his Grand-dad on countless fishing matches and fishing trips.
On one occasion they decided to fish Horning Ferry, This is a big expanse of water with lots of holiday cruisers moored by the banks.
They fished it early evening - So armed with their Gear - Flasks - Tilly Lamps and picnic, off they set.
Dick could sit for hours on end, but Tom being only 10 years old couldn't sit still for very long and would wander along the bank. Dick told him to sit down as he would scare the fish away (What a laugh with all the Holiday cruisers moored along the bank - and holiday makers wandering everywhere)...
You know fishermen you have to sit and be quite and watch the float...
It was now getting dark, so Tilly Lamps were lit - Sandwiches eaten and Tea drank. (How could they after putting maggots on their hooks Ughhh}
Tom sat quietly for a while and then started his wandering again - Dick looked up when he heard a sizzling noise - and Tom looked sheepish and asked if he could go and ask for a glass of water from the holiday makers moored just along the bank.
Dick said "No" - but as Tom looked a bit upset he told him to go - but kept his eye on him.
The people on board happily gave him a glass of water and chatted to him for quite a while - Dick couldn't understand why he hadn't drunk the water but had put his fingers into the glass instead.
It turned out Tom had touched the lid of the Tilly Lamp (remember I said Dick had heard a sizzling noise) Well Tom had burnt his fingers quite badly and didn't want Dick to know, as he had been warned so many times how hot Tilly Lamps can become.