Author Archives: ronniecruwys

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

Mount Parade, York

If you are a fan of Georgian streets, then Mount Parade is a treasure waiting for you if you ever visit York. Continue reading

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Broomgate, Lanark

Broomgate (not to be confused with Bloomgate around the corner) is full of colourful traditional rendered buildings… Continue reading

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Drawing a Scottish Street: Bloomgate, Lanark

Scotland is an ongoing adventure but leaving Staffordshire was quite a tug.  After living 24 years in the area you can imagine that the hardest part was saying goodbye to friends and all those people that make up the fabric … Continue reading

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Station Cottages, Baldwins Gate

It’s easy to miss this row of railway cottages built for staff of the new Whitmore Station by the Grand Junction Railway in the mid 19th century. I did for years until I decided to walk along an unfamiliar path which … Continue reading

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Peg’s Cottage to Holy Trinity, Eccleshall

Turquoise painted window frames and the cheerful floral displays of Peg’s Cottage capture Eccleshall at its summery best.  This drawing continues the north side of the High Street concluding at No 80 where it meets Holy Trinity Church. This row … Continue reading

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Perrys to Daru Chini, Stafford St, Eccleshall

Perry’s of Eccleshall, master butcher and game dealer, is in a fine 18thC building on the south east side of Stafford Street, the short length of road between two intersections.  Around the corner to the right was once the cattle … Continue reading

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32-56 High Street Eccleshall

Here’s another section along the north side of Eccleshall High Street. I’ve added the descriptions for each of the many listed buildings along this part of the street and added the link to the relevant page of British Listed Buildings … Continue reading

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