Day 230 – Admiring Glances…

This 1959 Mini has clearly seen better days, but nevertheless attracted a lot of attention at our local Festival of Transport held today.

1959 Austin Mini – Fujifilm X100F
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Day 203 – A Gardener’s Paradise…

This is part of the Italienate Gardens at Trentham, near Stone. It has been a country estate since the 11th century, and although the fine country house that once stood here has been largely demolished over the years, the gardens, originally designed by Capability Brown, have been lovingly restored as a country park. Well worth a visit…

Trentham Gardens – SonyA7iii & 35mm f2.8

Day 196 – 1960s Family Car…

The ‘B’ registration number identifies this Austin 1100 car as being from 1964, so a mere 55 years old! I remember my father having one in 1967, and we were all so excited when he picked it up… Not much of a car by today’s standards, but pretty decent then.

1964 Austin 1100 – iPhone XR

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

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 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

Day 96 – Looking Back…

Interesting day today at the Black Country Museum. A group photo shoot with some Victorian ‘re-enactors’ meant lots of period style photos were possible. I have hundreds of shots to go through, but this is an early favourite

Re-enactor, Black Country Museum – Sony A7iii & 85mm f1.8