Day 198 – Once Proud…

Way back in 1975 I worked at Universal Abrasives in Stafford for a few weeks as a process engineer. I hated it, and pretty soon found another job, where I was to stay for almost 35 years before I retired! The factory and machinery have long since gone and the warehouses now only used for logistics, but the office block with this imposing facade still remains, albeit empty…

Universal Abrasives, Stafford – iPhone XR
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Day 190 – Stairway To Heaven…?

Well, perhaps not – this would have been the fire escape from this old building here in town. The building is still in use, but fortunately not the upper floors, as I wouldn’t want to rely on this rusty relic in an emergency!

Rusty fire escape – iPhone XR

Day 154 – No Room…

… at the Inn. The Corbet Arms was once a prosperous hotel in town, but fell on hard times and was derelict when we first moved to the area 11 years ago. The front half of the building has been renovated and houses the local Post Office and a small antiques business, but as you can see from this photo, the rear is still far from loved…

Corbet Arms Hotel – iPhone XR

Day 120 – A Sinking Feeling…

Our local farmer has a store area where he keeps ‘bits and pieces’ (aka junk) that might ‘come in handy’ one day… These were some large Belfast style sinks formerly used as drinking troughs, but now replaced. I wonder how long they will stay there…

Farm rubbish, Peatswood – SonyA7iii

Day 81 – A Stately Pile…

Seighford Hall is a 16th-century timber-framed manor house and grounds near Stafford, re-designed in the 18th century. Although it looks pretty derelict from this angle, it is currently in use as a nursing home. I bet it has some stories to tell…

Seighford Hall, Stafford – iPhone XR