to Christmas…? Well, actually it’s still 44 days to go but Christmas totally dominates our local shops now. It may have started slowly back in September, but it’s at full pitch now…
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?
This building has been the Police Station in Whitchurch for over 150 years, but is now for sale as a result of ‘reorganization’ – a euphemism for cuts in a service that has seen a reduction of over 22,000 officers over the last 10 years… Latest government promises are to reverse these cuts, but I’ll believe it when I see it.
… and lots of other colours too. My wife loves flowers, especially roses, so this jumbo bunch of multi-colored blooms looked perfect for our kitchen.
This is our closest railway station, at Whitchurch, Shropshire. To say it is quiet is an understatement- it gets maybe half a dozen trains a day stopping here, and in ten years of living around here, we’ve never used it…
So I didn’t really want to go out, but had some chores to do, and we needed food! I pass this barn quite often, and have photographed it in different weather conditions, but never as wet as this… It was always going to have to be a mono shot.
… what happened to the people I gave directions to. Very true! Sign outside a café at Grindley Brook, nr Whitchurch.
Yep, you got it – May Blossom, or Flowering Hawthorn. Seen as a confirmation that spring has arrived, it’s everywhere around here at the moment. Beautiful!
I have to say I’ve not seen a vehicle like this before now. Obviously based on a regular mobility scooter it has a fully enclosed body, windows, and even a luggage rack. Not sure how fast it will go, and I figure it could be a touch unstable in high winds…
Clock making in Shropshire dates back to 1690 when William Joyce established a firm making long-case clocks in Cockshutt. They moved to Whitchurch in 1790, and to the building below in 1904. The company closed some years ago, but the building has been preserved and is now used as an auction house.