Photo prompt round-up: Invitation #writephoto


Upon the threshold
Offering new beginnings
The gates stand open
Will you embrace adventure
Passing through to Beyond


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken in Winster, Derbyshire, named for the outcrop of rocks on the moor above the village, Wynn’s Tor.

I came upon the gates when I stopped there to visit a church that proved to be locked. The gates took my eye, carved as they are with foliate heads … Green Men. They lead to the Dower House that was built in the late sixteenth century.

St John the Baptist, Winster

Winster is an interesting village with a long history. Narrow ginnels run between the rows of cottages and grander houses that bear testament to the prosperity of the lead mining industry in the eighteenth century, when, for a little while, the village became a thriving town. Lead mining here may have begun during the Roman occupation and continued until the last mine closed in 1938, its decline due largely to flooding in the mines at the deeper workings.

Market House, Winster

Evidence of the town’s prosperity can still be seen in some of the buildings, most notably the famous Market House. Built  some time in the sixteenth century, it was the first property in the county to be bought by the National Trust in 1906, at a cost of fifty pounds.

Its people go back much further, though, and two Iron Age burials were found within the Manor grounds, as well as an Anglian burial at White Low, where a beautiful gold and garnet brooch dating to around 650AD was discovered. Winster lies close to the Portway, an ancient track and trade route, and very close to Robin Hood’s Stride, the settlement at Cratcliffe and the Nine Stones Close circle. It is inconcievable that these ancient sites played no part in the life of the earliest settlers here.

Nine Stones Close


Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week…even sharing ‘extra’ poss, there was no way to reblog them all! I wish there was space to share all the contributions, as there are some beautiful pieces every week that I would love to reblog, but which come in after I have filled all the allocated slots.

All the posts are listed below, so please click on the links to read them and leave a comment for the author. Thank you too, to everyone who reblogged the prompt, round up and the individual resposes.

A new prompt will be published later today. I will reblog as many contributions as space and time allows, as they come in… and all of them will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

Pingbacks do not always come through… and I can miss things too, so if you have written a post for this challenge and it does not appear in the round-up, please leave a link to your post in the comments and I will add it to the list.

A Reminder and an invitation

As there are usually too many contributions to reblog all of them every week, and so that we can get to know their writers, I would like to invite all writephoto regulars to come and introduce themselves on the blog as my guest! ‘Regulars’ does not mean you have to take part every week… Click here for details

Come and join in!


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

Luccia Gray at Re-reading Jane Eyre

Carol J. Forrester

Dnyanada Kulkarni at dnspectre

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Leena at Soul Connection

Frank J. Tassone

Ashwini Nawathe at Kaleidoscope of my Life

Anneberly Andrews

Diana Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Kerfe Roig at methodtwomadness

Ennle Madresan at Abandoned Amenities

Christine Bolton at Poetry for Healing

Jan Malique at Strange Goings on in the Shed


Sneha Ganesh at A Piece of Me

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Janette Bendle at What She Wrote

Sascha Darlington

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Jane Dougherty Writes

Violet at Thru Violet’s Lentz

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Daisybala at freshdaisiesdotme

Deborah’s Deliberations

Padre’s Ramblings

Maria at A Heart for Africa

Suzanne at Being in Nature

Adele at Notes to Women

Bobby Fairfield

Michele Jones at Out of the Shadows

Kyt Wright

Ramyani Bhattacharya at Panache

Na’ama Yehuda

Michael at Morpeth Road

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Jewel Ingalls at The Gist

Christine Mallaband-Brown

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Di at pensitivity101

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

The Dark Netizen

Reena Saxena

Anjali Sharma at Positive Side Of The Coin

Iain Kelly

Crushed Caramel

Willow Willers at willowdot21

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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21 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Invitation #writephoto

  1. willowdot21 says:

    What a lovely round up poem truly hopeful and enticing . The Village too is very interesting. xx


  2. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    Wow. Great to know all of this. 🙂


  3. Patty says:

    Hello and good morning. I am reading this post, and do not see the press this or re-blog buttons today. Quite unusual. Makes the second post I have found to be this way. I will check again. Great post to everyone.

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  5. Ritu says:

    Great takes!


  6. memadtwo says:

    Always nice to get the context of these photos. And great stories and poems, as always. (K)


  7. Beautiful prompt and poem, Sue, and great to learn more about the actual gate. So many stories! Congrats. 🙂


  8. So many great entries, Sue! The new prompt is lovely! ❤


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