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  • 34-84 Micklegate, York (part 1 of 2)

    34-84 Micklegate, York (part 1 of 2)

    Picking up from where I left off with my first drawing of Micklegate, this one records the buildings from 34 to 84 as the street winds its way further towards York.  Micklegate is a living archaeological site – there is so much history layered into the fabric of the street since Roman times.

  • Dalserf – Kirk Road

    Dalserf – Kirk Road

    Drive along the Clyde Valley tourist route towards Lanark (A72) and you will pass a small sign to Dalserf Church. Slow down and you will see a further sign “Dalserf 1655” and you may catch a glimpse of the street lamps. This might be a long way to travel for most of you reading here […]

  • Bloomgate: St Nicholas to Greyfriars

    Bloomgate: St Nicholas to Greyfriars

    We are in the week running up to Christmas 2019. It seems timely to begin this post with this drawing of St Nicholas’s Church Lanark. The links and legends associated with St Nicholas and Santa Claus are too many to touch on here but he’s not just associated with gifts at Christmas – St Nicholas […]

  • Lord Combermere and the Crown of Audlem

    The Lord Combermere Audlem, is a family run pub and has a regular entry into the Good Beer Guide. It’s situated at the intersection of Audlem’s two main roads, one of which was the Market Drayton to Nantwich turnpike road and is considered to be the oldest part of the village. The pub predates both the […]

  • 1-29 York Street, Leek

    Leek is a delightful market town, lying at the meeting point of several ancient routes in the middle of the Staffordshire Moorlands. It’s streets are full of history and it can trace its origins back to a Bronze age settlement. For this street drawing I’m not looking so far back, just a hundred and sixty […]

  • Fenton: Hitchman Street and Victoria Road

    Hitchman Street is located in Fenton, one of the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent. Hitchman Street Conservation Area consists of thirteen red brick terraced dwellings and a shop which hinges around the corner from Victoria Road. The buildings date from 1889 and there is a date stone of 1890 to mark their completion. Another terracotta stone […]

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

    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. […]

  • Well Street (north side) Newcastle-under-Lyme

    Well Street is a handsome street, with elegant brick details over the window and door openings. This is the western-most end, where it begins, next to Barracks Road. Somewhere along this part of the street, Bricknells cigarette and sweet shop could be found selling lovely home made lollies and ice cream. Locals recall that Well […]

  • Well Street, North side, no’s 13, 15, 17 & 19, Newcastle-under-Lyme

    Red and blue brick terraced houses built to accommodated the senior Militia staff of the Barracks. No’s 17 and 19 Well Street, still with their original windows. Newcastle-under-Lyme conservation area. Pen and ink wash drawing on cartridge paper.