Day 113 – Sign Of The Times…

Another store in our home town is closing down – a victim of changing shopping habits, sky high commercial rents and pressures on disposable incomes. It’s the only DIY/hardware store for miles around, and looks set to be replaced by yet another low end food store…

Store closure sign – iPhone XR
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Day 110 – Band Of Gold…

…well, actually yellow, but you get the point. The warmer than usual weather over the last week has brought things on massively, especially the mustard seed crop, which now dominates arable crops around here. A veritable sea of yellow…

Mustard Seed crop, Gorsey Bank – iPhone XR

Day 107 – Stretching The Legs…

Our 10 year old granddaughter wanted ‘an adventure’ today, so as it was fine we decided to climb The Wrekin. This 1335ft hill is the highest point around here, and although there is a clear and reasonably well maintained path, it’s still a fair climb – around 1.5 miles in distance, but almost 1000ft in elevation. Views from the top are amazing…

Lone tree, Wrekin summit – iPhone XR

Day 100 – Just Hanging Around…

There’s a street market in town every Wednesday, weather permitting. Most of the traders selling clothes use conventional clothes racks to display them, but this guy took a different approach, hanging clothes directly from the structure of his stall. Makes for an interesting display, especially in the wind .

Street market, Market Drayton – 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