Tag: history

  • 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.

  • 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 online. It would be interesting to learn a little more about who lived in these…

  • 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…

  • Merrial Street

    Merrial Street corner with High street. Meet the local students on their way into town from Newcastle College. Hoods are for warmth here! Carlton House dates back to 1769 with a mid 19th century addition and is listed grade 2. Do you have any idea who ‘JS’ is? I would love to hear from you.…

  • Garden Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

    Garden Street sits at right angles to Well Street and is the older of these two terraces. There are 11 years between the two, Garden Street with a date stone of 1886and Well Street dated 1897 (year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee). Looking at the street more closely from left to right, the corner turns…

  • Well St corner with Garden St, Newcastle-under-Lyme

    The east end of Well Street, Citizens Advice Bureau. Pen and ink drawing, egg tempera wash with earth pigments. Below, the gable end forms the hinge on the corner with Garden Street.  

  • Well Street, South Side, Newcastle-under-Lyme

    To the left of the drawing, there is a set of double gates where the George Inn once used to stand. Mr Cooke can remember his parents running the pub during the early 60’s when there was a large Polish and Italian community living around Well Street. He recalls his mother decorating the Snug with…

  • 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 in colour, North side, No’s 13, 15, 17, 19, Newcastle-under-Lyme

    Egg tempera wash over pen and ink drawing.

  • 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.