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
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.
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!