Day 317 – Still Standing…

… after all these years. Dating back to the 16th Century, Moreton Corbet Hall has seen some history… It’s just a shell now, but for several hundred years was an imposing family home of the local aristocracy.

Moreton Corbet Hall – iPhone

Day 296 – A Spot Of Colour…

We are never going to see autumn colours here to rival those in New England, but they are pretty impressive nevertheless. This tree is just a mile or so from home and the best of the colours are coming through now …

Autumn Colours… – iPhone

Day 282 – Early Closing…

This mini-market in Oia, Santorini has seen better days. Given the up market touristy nature of the area (its where thousands flock every night to see the sunset), it’s surprising to see derelict buildings. Unless of course it’s been deliberately run down so it can be redeveloped into swish accommodation. Always a possibility…

Derelict building, Oia – iPhone

Day 274 – Needs TLC…

I’m always amazed at how some properties are just left abandoned and deteriorating for years on end, especially if they are in a fairly desirable location. This old house is in the centre of Whitchurch, close to the church and shops. Fancy a renovation project anyone?

Derelict house, Whitchurch – iPhone 11Pro

Day 260 – Business Opportunity…?

When we moved to the area a few years ago, The Countess’s Arms was a lively and successful pub/restaurant. A change of ownership apparently lead to its demise, and it’s been closed and abandoned for almost 10 years now. There were suggestions it might be refurbished and open again, but a serious fire a couple of months ago looks to have put paid to that…

The Countess’s Arms – iPhone XR

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

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