Pensioner Potter

For the young at heart

Kath has suggested people should send their challenges and comments here on this page via Tucker or the Webmeister. Images included, of course: an image can speake volumes so please include them if possible. 

Jimbo kindly provided this stony image he came across while out on a Potter. It reminds one of a castle rampart but, no doubt, our keen-eyed snapper will prove otherwise. Where could it possibly be located? A clue would be useful? Ok, I get your point. It’s somewhere not too far from Walker Barn with a reservoir just out of sight. You do get spoiled you know coz the great man has provided a second image, just in case you stumble on the first, though you’ll have to wait a couple of days to give the old grey cells a chance to solve it.

........ another clue for you?

Lockdown may have changed the character of many places, certainly but here in Higher Sutton life goes on as much as before. Maybe the incumbent to Millkingsteads farm is beginning to appear slightly rounder in the belly area and a little baggier in others.
However, anyone with a keen eye can still define the shape of an athlete therein without much difficulty as he surveys a recent land project consisting of a miniature nature reserve for great-crested newts.

It may have been some years since the track, cross country, and road races he partook in, but Honza surely can still talk the talk on his creditable achievements.

It's said he prizes his best marathon time as finest performance and would Challenge people to guess what it was ie, 3hs 20mins?

Tow has provided this colourful patch for people to guess where it’s located? Clue: AZ persons are perhaps best placed to know this location.

Here is a photo ‪from Sunday‬, Who can name the breed of sheep and who can identify where t was taken (within a stone’s throw of Kerridge Ridge?....... At least JK gives one a clue of the locality.Ed

Tucker kindly provided this rickety stile: where can it be located ?............. He must be joking!!

One presumes it’s somewhere near this vacant field ?.........this is even worse!!

Great ideas are finding their way into the in-tray of the potter webmeister for the 50 Potter Challenge. Unfortunately, so far, only three have made it on the page. However, the latest addition is the brainchild of Mr Tucker, and his offering is: Have a sweepstake on how long shall it take before we  can actually, officially run a Potter again? So simple?
So, put your thinking caps on and chose a date, ie, 13th June. If it's not the actual day, have no fear for you may still have a chance of winning a fantastic prize, even the closest date wins the stake. 


The sweepstake is now so prestigious that Alex has added his younger relations to the competition to get them in with a chance of winning the million pound prize. As future Potterrers, I suppose they will have a future claim to it!  Good to see future planning.

Peter 2. 1st May. Dave 2. 10 June. Sam 2. 1st July. Chris 2. 1st Aug.   Doe 2. 11th Aug.

Send your entry to Tucker.  Winner gets a million pounds.

Christine Tues 5th May

Tucker Thurs 7th May.

Dot 21st May

Trev Tues 26th

May Honza 31st May

Al 12th June

Toe 16th June

Brian 7th July

John 14th July

Margaret 25th July

Jim Tues 4th August

Jude 13th August.

Neil G 8th September



Neil Gunn is running a Macc Harriers virtual lockdown quiz on Friday using ZOOM....details on the club Facebook page and on the forum. (closed group) All Potterers are invited to join in. Neil will post the access link on Friday Evening so you can sign in. Neil.

For joining details see Potters email 17.4.20 at. 16.40



Here’s a drawing of Gnasher by a Potter artist in the spirit of Hockney, executed on line using the Zoom platform. Who is this Talented person that corona has unmasked? ......... An Easter Egg is the fabulous prize for the first person to give the right answer. 

Jacko's provided this strikingly clear image of what appears to be bogland and would like to know where it's situated? It was taken on a Potter somewhere, so it's a perfectly valid challenge.


Jude won the challenge by a short margin, though her powers of recal are nothing short of miraculous... Give the woman the prize, Mable !!

My challenge is a very simple one. Running/walking from home I can accumulate an average total ascent of 200 metres in a 4 mile outing. So - Can you accumulate 200 metres of ascent in a day in a safe and compliant way. Notice I mentioned 'safe' - so no climbing up the side of the house unless you're in a harness of course! My 'plank challenge' photo to follow


Re Kath’s Challenge: I managed over 250m of ascent in less than 6km today. From home, I only went over the same ground for the 1st and last 500m. From Kerridge Cricket Club up to Trig point, drop off the other side (off piste), loop around and back up to the trig point. A variation of the outward route to get home. My Challenge is to compile an alphabetical list of Potter related words or phrases (people, places etc.). It does not have to be a complete list (I have a Z, but no Q (yet). Phrases etc that start with alliterations count extra for each alliteration. The winner is the highest score, in case of a tie the most inventive wins.

John K

Challenge : Something to raise the heart rate. A 15 min steady/or brisk run out, stop and recover for 1 minute, then run back the same way you came out, but pick up the pace to make the 'back' run faster than the 'out'. Elevation needs to be pretty similar in each direction I've just done it and managed 1 min faster on the way back - but I was on my knees at the finish! Sweepstake - I'll be optimistic and say Tuesday May 5th I've attached a couple of pics of the daffodils on Victoria rd. On a recent trot back from the Bollin Valley I was impressed by the depth of colour in the daffs. Could this be the lack of road traffic improving air quality and enhancing the colour? Hope everyone is well