Day 239 – Back Here Again…

This is the bar of The Mermaid pub, in Wolverhampton. I’ve been visiting this pub for over 50 years now, and met my wife here one fateful evening 46 years ago. She was working behind the bar – we ‘clicked’ and were married in less than a year. Our visit today wasn’t particularly successful – the atmosphere and service was ‘ok’, but the food was truly dreadful. It’ll be a while before we come here again!

The Mermaid, Wolverhampton – iPhone XR

Day 170 – Floral Tribute…

A sad and happy day today… We went to the funeral of my wife’s eldest cousin who died a couple of weeks ago. Despite the sadness, there was much laughter as relatives and friends met up for the first time in years. This was a simple and moving tribute.

Funeral flowers – iPhone XR

Day 60 – Don’t Fence Me In…

I last took a photo from this spot around 20 years ago (it was a colour slide using my old medium format camera). Nothing much has changed, except it was autumn then and there were still leaves on the trees. I remember being so frustrated when I got the processed film back and realised there was an old tin can in the photo I hadn’t spotted. Nowadays it could be cloned out in seconds, but it ruined the photo back then!

Danescourt, Tettenhall- iPhone XR

Day 57 – Not As Old…

… as it appears. You could be forgiven for thinking that Wightwick Manor, in Wolverhampton, dates back to the Elizabethan era of the 16th Century, but it was actually only built in 1887. Inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement of William Morris, it was built by the Mander family, and is now in the hands of the National Trust.

Wightwick Manor – iPhone XR