Day 246 – Cars Wanted…

Unusual to see banners advertising car parking. This was in Stafford, where there are quite a few car parks, but not much in the way of shops to encourage shoppers to visit.

Car park, Stafford – 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 164 – On The Move…

A ‘wrinklies’ day out – off to the Good Food Show in Birmingham, so a good excuse to go by train. Makes a change from using the car, even if it does take longer, and we had to stand part of the way back as the train was over-full… Still, a great day out overall, and here is the obligatory railway photo.

Virgin train at Stafford – 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 127 – Good Morning World…

This was the sun coming up at the ungodly hour of 530am today. With no trains running over the Bank Holiday, our weekend guests needed to catch the 622am train back to London in time for work today… I’m up early most days, but not usually this early!

Sunrise, nr Loggerheads – Sony A6300

Day 108 – Home Town Blues…

Our county town is Stafford. It doesn’t have many claims to fame – a castle (ruined), a wetland area, and a town centre jail. Like many medium sized towns in the UK, the town centre has been decimated by the trend towards out of town shopping centres. But there is this rather attractive park that runs right through it…

Victoria Park, Stafford – iPhone XR