Day 153 – Old And New…

This is all that remains of the Town Mill in Stafford. These are from the mill built in 1834 on the River Sow, but it is believed there was a mill here as far back as 1086. The site is overlooked by modern apartments.

Town Mill, Stafford – iPhone XR
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Day 139 – Oldie But Goodie…

Today was the last day of the 2019 Cape to Cape tour for classic cars, and the 40 cars involved passed right in front of the restaurant where we were eating lunch. Started in 2004, this is a charity fundraising event, with the cars and crews traveling from Cape Trafalgar in Spain to Cape Cornwall. The Triumph TR6 is a favorite of mine – I used to work on the fuel systems when I was an apprentice…

Triumph TR6 PI – iPhone XR

Day 114 – End Of An Era…

So VW have decided that the ‘Beetle’ will finally cease production in the next month or so – 70 odd years since production of the original model. To be fair, the current model only really shares it’s styling with the original – now, it’s a VW Golf under the skin, and isn’t even produced in Germany – Beetles have been built in Mexico for many years now. We had a convertible Beetle 10 years or so ago and loved it, so it will be a sad day for us when the last one rolls off the production line…

VW Beetle convertible – iPhone XR

Day 99 – A Royal Benefactor…

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.

Queen’s Aid House, Nantwich – iPhone XR & Moment w/a lens

Day 97 – A Bridge To Nowhere…

This old stone bridge used to carry the A41 road over the River Meese near Newport, Shropshire, and dates back to the early 19th Century. It was bypassed in the 1950s by a pre-stressed concrete bridge and is now protected as a Grade II listed structure.

Standford Bridge, Newport- iPhone XR & Moment w/a lens