Tag Archives: pen and ink drawing

Beauty and Beyond: Stafford Street, Eccleshall

Bethan Ward at No. 10 Stafford Street is Eccleshall’s go-to destination for beauty and undies. I drew this street not long before we moved to Scotland and I’m finally updating this archive three years later. It’s a timely post as I gather from their Facebook page that Bethan Ward is shortly relocating to Fletcher’s Garden Centre, Stone Road, Eccleshall. An end of an era and I wish them every success in their new home. Continue reading

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2-22 Stafford Street, Eccleshall

Summer is in full swing and it has brought to mind those warm red-brick Staffordshire evenings before we moved up to Scotland. I have been meaning to update my street archive for a while so let’s resume where I last left off in Eccleshall with this side of Stafford Street at the southern end nearest the roundabout. Continue reading

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Flowers by Lesley to Flowers of Scotland

There’s something uplifting to see flowers out on the high street, especially at this time of year. To continue where I left off on the last blog post, this is Flowers by Lesley Strachan,  on Lanark High Street, always a … Continue reading

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Bloomgate to High Street, Lanark

Where Bloomgate meets Wide Close, the street narrows into a bottle neck where traffic slows to pass along this ancient route alongside St Nicholas Church.  I have covered the rest of Bloomgate in earlier drawings and blog posts (here  and … 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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Blossom Street, York

Time to update the archive! This is a short length of Blossom Street, right next to Micklegate Bar, the ancient and most significant south west gateway into the walled City of York. You can just see the stonework to the … Continue reading

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Bathurst Mansions, Holloway Road, London N7

This  extraordinary building can be found on the corner of Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road, London N7. The carved stonework high above the street caught my eye: There’s a lot of classical detail going on in here – a … Continue reading

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Market Place (52 to 36) Burslem

I’d like to welcome new visitors to a small selection of buildings to the north of St John’s Square in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. It’s hard to picture how much these streets have changed over the last century but The Vanished Landscape … Continue reading

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