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Mizzling at Milnsbridge

Winter League

Weather report: Peter Swinden told me it was mizzling at Milnsbridge yesterday and I asked him what that meant. He told me it was a fine drizzle. I thought that must be one of the Yorkshire made-up words that conveniently appear when someone wants to say something different.

I looked up 'mizzle' in the Cambridge Dictionary when I got home. It said that it meant 'to rain with many small drops'. The online definition was more comprehensive - 'very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower'. An alternative definition from the same source said 'to disappear quickly and suddenly' which didn't seem to fit very well with Peter's intention at all and gave the example of someone 'mizzling into the crowd'.

So we had an intermittent mizzle yesterday but the bowlers hardly noticed as they concentrated on their business and it was only us vagabonds decorating the surrounds that had time for pontificating on such mundane matters.

I did take some photos as well, quite a lot actually and here are 45 of them for you to mull through. Somehow I managed to switch on the time and date display on my camera at some stage, I don't know how I did that but I wish it would mizzle away, as quickly and suddenly as it came.

Use the side arrows to scroll through all 45 photographs

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