Eccleshall – Stone Road

drawing of Stone raod Eccleshall Staffordshire

Stone Road, Eccleshall Staffordshire

Hello and welcome back to my drawing archive.

It has been a while since I have posted over here but it doesn’t mean I have fallen off the wagon, far from it! I have been getting stuck into quite a few more street drawings and I am delighted to share this first one in Eccleshall, Staffordshire.

I have received several insights into the historical background of some of the buildings I have drawn recently. It really does bring depth to these drawings.  Please do get in touch if you have anything to share and I will add it to the blog.

I have started to post pictures of work in progress on Twitter (@RonnieCruwys) and Instagram (ronniecruwys).

Thanks for reading, Ronnie

12, 14 and 16 Stone Road pen and ink drawing

12, 14 and 16 Stone Road, Eccleshall, Staffordshire

16, 18 and 20 Stone Road, Eccleshall

14 (in part), 16, 18 and 20 Stone Road, Eccleshall

pen and ink drawing of Stone Road Staffordshire

20, 22 and 24 Stone Road, Staffordshire

Many thanks to the the gentleman who got in touch to let me know that his wife’s family lived at No 24 (red door) for about 47 years. He was able to confirm from the property indentures that the cottage dates back to 1840.

Top Styles Hair Salon, Stone Road, Eccleshall

Top Styles Hair Salon, Stone Road, Eccleshall

pen and ink drawing of Eccleshall Animal Health

Eccleshall Animal Health and Saddlery

Eccleshall Animal Health and Saddlery

Eccleshall Animal Health and Saddlery (continued)

My thanks are extended to Mr Renshaw who got in touch (July 2016) to let me know that one of his nieces who lives in Stafford, sent him a card of this part of the Stone Road for his 82nd birthday. It brought back memories for him as he wrote: “Although I have lived down south since 1961 I always thought of Eccleshall as my home when I lived at 9 Stone Road. The picture brought back such a lot of good memories, the building with the wooden front was a corn merchants, “F. Gardner” and attached on the left was a bakery where we would buy fresh bread straight from the oven and eat it without butter or anything else.”

A wonderful insight into the living history of these buildings. Wishing you a belated but very happy birthday Mr Renshaw!

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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4 Responses to Eccleshall – Stone Road

  1. Tom Renshaw says:

    You are quite welcome to use my comments as you so wish. It was interesting to see the comment re the house with the red door as if my memory serves me well it was the Johnson family who lived there, they had three or four daughters.

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