The Old Cloth Hall, Newbury, Berkshire.
Old Cloth Hall, Newbury. Workhouse and Museum. This is a building with a very interesting history. It was built as a U-shaped
W E Boone and Co Ltd of Poole.
W E Boone and Co Hardware Shop. Regulars of this blog will be beginning to realise my love of old buildings! There is somethin
Former Phoenix Brewery, Bartholemew Street, Newbury.
Phoenix Brewery buildings. As I have commented before, often the clues of previous history of a building are there. Clues here
Violas – a Touch of Colour for Spring!
Violas. Our eldest daughter is a musician. So, when she posted a photograph of her Violas, there was opportunity for a bit of
West Mills Swing bridge, Kennet & Avon Canal, Newbury.
West Mills Swing Bridge, Newbury. The Kennet & Avon Canal is known for its heavy locks and swing bridges. West Mills Swing
A Lazy Afternoon at Pangbourne.
Thames Path at Pangbourne. What a typically British scene. Summer Time has just started today, the sun is out (the wind was co
Mik and Sue – Golden Oldies!
Mik and Sue. Today, we had the honour of being invited to Mik and Sue’s Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration. Naturall
NatWest Bank, 28-30 Market Place, Newbury.
NatWest Bank, Newbury. NatWest Bank have a habit of giving their branches a corporate makeover. Whilst this means you can spot
A View of Newbury Marina.
Newbury Marina. We popped into our old home, Newbury Marina, today. Hard to believe that it was over 21 months ago when we fir
Raindrops as an Abstract.
Raindrops. Normally, when we look through a window when it is raining, we still focus on what is outside. With the camera, how
Bus of Hope, Newbury, Berkshire.
Bus of Hope. The Bus of Hope is a Newbury-based outreach charity, working with young people in the area. Launched in March 201
Aldermaston Tea Rooms, Aldermaston Wharf.
Aldermaston Tea Rooms. Situated on Aldermaston Wharf, the Aldermaston Tea Rooms are popular with boaters and locals alike. Ald
Sandham Memorial Chapel: Stanley Spencer’s First World War Memorial.
Sandham Memorial Chapel. Having joined the National Trust, it seemed rude not to visit another property. Today, we went to the
Red Squirrel on Brownsea Island.
Red Squirrel. After the events of yesterday, today was a quiet, family day. I have wanted to visit Brownsea Island for some ti
Mudeford Quay from Hengistbury Head.
Mudeford Quay and The Race. It seems every time we walk over Hengistbury Head, we do it without the aid of sunshine! TodayR
The Langtry Manor Hotel, Bournemouth.
Langtry Manor. This elegant hotel in Bournemouth was built in 1877 by Edward VII as a love nest for his mistress Lillie Langtr
The River Avon, Stratford, and Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
River Avon, Stratford. Travelling back from Tardebigge, where we were yesterday, we came back through Stratford, to take a loo
Tardebigge Locks – Looking Towards the Top Lock
Tardebigge Locks. This is the second time we have visited the Tardebigge Locks. The last time was before we had our own boat.
Sun Sets on Newbury Post Office.
Newbury Post Office. Love them or loathe them, these buildings are a dying breed. Newbury Post Office, we learn, is set to clo
Daffodils by the Roadside.
A Bunch of Daffodils. Once the snowdrops have appeared, it won’t be long before the rest of the spring flowers follow. D