Tag: Drawing

  • Leek: 54 to 76 St Edward Street

    Driving into Leek along the A53 from Stoke, you catch sight of the striking black and white profile of the Victoria Buildings on the left hand side. Turn the corner from Broad St (A53) into St Edward Street and you will find the home of Odeon Antiques on the ground floor and Sherratt and Reece,¬† […]

  • 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 […]

  • St John’s Square (west side), Burslem

    Terry Hunt of Jollie’s Arts and Crafts shop in Newcastle-under-Lyme used to run the Duke¬† William. He told me that the inside bears little resemblance to the outside as it was built around the bones of an older building. There is a little about its history on the Duke William website. I’ve added a rogue […]

  • Drawing Micklegate, York, Part One

    York has four ‘gates’ or ‘bars’ leading into to the city and Micklegate is the one most familiar to me. I grew up in York, going to nearby Bar Convent school and would often cycle into town along Micklegate, aware of its Roman origins and that it was part of the Great North Road. I […]