A Jolly Secret in the Heart of Newcastle – aka Liverpool Road

Jollies Arts, Salvador Dali, Corporation Street

A Jolly Good Fellow

Jollie’s Art shop is the creative hub of Newcastle.  It is well worth the few extra steps from the High Street and Ironmarket to venture into this older part of the town which although much changed, nevertheless sits on the footprint of Newcastle’s medieval town centre.

It is Jollies by name and Jolly by nature. There are allsorts of drop-in classes for creative pursuits and it is a place where a few local artists quietly produce wonderful pieces of Staffordshire art and they are happy to show you their work.

It doesn’t matter where you are along your creative path – you are welcome here. It’s a great place to meet, it’s informal and you can bend Terry’s ears with your arty problems and you will get help. If you have never heard of it – just find it,  I can’t recommend it enough. Join a class and get a discount. What isn’t in stock soon will be if you need it. Being supported by a few other arty souls encourages, sustains and nurtures  us.

Shh…dont tell everyone, but there are a few free parking spaces for customers around the back –  thanks Terry;-)

Jollies arts, Liverpool road, newcastle under Lyme

Meet Terry, Jollies Arts and Crafts shop.

florist, Newcastle-under-lyme

Feast of Flowers, Liverpool Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Full Moon Pub, Liverpool Road

Full Moon Pub, Liverpool Road

Close up of the dates of the Full Moon Pub

Close-up of the dates of the Full Moon Pub

If you look up to the eaves, the Full Moon has taken the trouble to paint all the significant names and dates of its history from 1836 to the present date for us to read. Brilliant!

1836 was the year that Charles Darwin returned to Falmouth, Cornwall, aboard HMS Beadle after a 5-year journey collecting data he would later use to develop his theory of evolution. Darwin married his cousin Emma Wedgewood, from Maer, three years later.  I wonder if they ever stopped for a drink in here? Thanks for giving us food for thought Full Moon.

For more drawings, visit www.drawingthestreet.co.uk and www.drawingthestreet.wordpress.com

 

About ronniecruwys

Worked as a conservation architect in Staffordshire for many years, I'm now living and working in the Clyde Valley, South Lanarkshire. Drawing, sketching and exploring my new Scottish life and surroundings. Graduate of Aidan Hart's Icon Diploma course, run by the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Please visit my other blogs https://www.icondiplomastudent.com and https://drawingthestreet.com and main website https://www.drawingthestreet.co.uk
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