Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

Given the title of this week’s Photo Challenge, it seems legitimate to once more raid the archive.  This picture was taken in the early 1980s at the top end of the Trent & Mersey canal near Preston Brook.  The lady, Leah, was living out her days on the narrowboat she once worked with her husband, Jack Tolley, although the boat had long since stopped trading.  There is a sad nostalgic air to her expression which appears in a photo album from the time alongside these words of J R R Tolkien:

I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago,
And people who will see a world that I shall never know.Leah Tolley

I spoke to her and she was very friendly, not in the least concerned at being photographed, just mildly bemused.  I have included this second photograph to show more of her narrowboat; look closely and you will see the traces of a smile:Leah Tolley

(click on the images to enlarge)