Tue 22nd Sep 2020Tattenhall Online weather - OvercastOvercast 20°C

The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire

'Ratty' at Tattenhall Marina

Home » News » 'Ratty' at Tattenhall Marina
this one

One of our readers, Denise Cashmore, from Tattenhall Marina, has kindly sent in these delightful images of a Water Vole on the water. Click on each image to enlarge.

Childhood memories of the Water Vole named "Ratty", a leading character in the 1908 children's book 'Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame, come to mind, of that I am sure.

You will remember that Mole meets Rat (a Water Vole), who at that time of year spends all of his days in, on and close to the river. Rat takes Mole for a ride in his rowing boat. They get along well and spend many more days boating, with Rat teaching Mole the ways of the river.

Tattenhall Marina, therefore, lends itself to such wildlife. Denise has been photographing lots of wildlife visitors to the site and we will be featuring more of her images in the weeks ahead.

Images that remind of us lazy days of summer and of a subject close to our hearts .....

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Paul Kerr: Tue 22 Sep 6:17am

New Deal for Bishop Heber StudentsPaul Kerr has successfully contacted the MD of Helms Aintree Buses to ask whether he would consider a more affordable weekly ticket for Bishop Heber students which would also be simpler to pay. His response is below:"Further to our conversation of the other day. I confirm that after half term a weekly ticket will be available for pupils travelling...

Scams Awareness U3A
U3A: Tue 22 Sep 6:10am

The talk will be open to U3A members. For membership information please contact Hilary Scarratt 01829770516 or Email Hilary at Hilary@Scarratt.co...

CWaC: Mon 21 Sep 6:10am

Each year in May Cheshire West and Chester Council in partnership with the University of Chester run an archaeological training excavation for second year archaeology students. COVID-19 prevented the summer plans but following the introduction of new safety measures the excavations will once again return to Grosvenor Park for two weeks between 21 September and 2 October. Visitors are...