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For as long as I can remember there have been wrecks of boats along the River Wyre. On a recent visit to Skippool Creek and Fleetwood Marsh things were very much as I remember them from childhood. Skippool was once an important trade centre as well as being known for smuggling and a popular haunt […]

Almost sunset

With the prospect of a colourful sunset Ewan and I set off for North Wales. Plan A was to go to Talacre Lighthouse but plan B went into operation when I realsied we had plenty of time to get to Llandudno Bay or maybe further. We arrived in Caernarfon and parked up next to the […]

Wood Works

There are around 37,000 churches in England. …………………..Of these, only 27 are timber-framed. Warburgtune (as it was recorded in the Domesday record) has two churches and both are dedicated to St Werbergh. It’s an unusual dedication more commonly seen around East Anglia where the remains of the Abbess of Ely were first interred. The remains were subsequently […]

The path to Badgerville

Two weeks ago I found myself close to Wootton Bassett after a day taking photographs on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway. I’d not seen my good friend Paul for quite a while so a small detour to Bassett would be good. No need to rush back home so an overnight stop was in order. The following day […]

The cream

Whilst taking photographs with an ‘Operation Overlord’ theme at the Churnet Valley Railway an old truck went past Consall Station. It was a Bedford Type O truck loaded with milk churns. Much nicer than modern tankers. The owner had parked just a short walk up from the station at Consall Forge. We sent Joe to invite […]