44 High Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, better known as ‘Queen’s Aid House’. Built in 1583 by one Thomas Cleese after a fire destroyed much of the town, it’s name reflects the help given by Queen Elizabeth 1 in raising funds to rebuild the town. Currently used as a cafe, it’s also been a shop and a private dwelling during its 400+ year history.
This Grade 2 listed building in Nantwich by Ernest H. Edleston, built in 1911, is in the French Baroque style of the late 17th century. It is one of over 100 listed buildings in the town, some dating back to just after 1583 when a fire destroyed most of the town. Bullseye or ‘oeil de boeuf’ windows are typical of the style.
And so it runs, away into the distance… I remember my parents putting me on a (steam) train to London back in the 1950s to stay with my grandparents for a holiday – I still feel that same sense of adventure now when I take a trip by train.
… is always under construction. Spotted this sign in a local gift shop, and thought how true it is… There is always something more to aspire to.
Fair to say, I’m not a ‘cat’ person – never really gelled with them, and I’m quite nervous of those sharp claws… Guess I’m more of a dog lover. However, this ginger cat caught my eye when I was out today, and obligingly posed for long enough for a quick photo.
… actually a bridge ‘to Farndon’. Built in 1339 (yes, 1339) this bridge crosses the River Dee, at this point the border between England and Wales. Only wide enough for one car at a time to cross, traffic is controlled by lights.