Tewkesbury has some really old buildings in it, and recently I spotted two new information plaques that had been placed in the town that highlight some of the history of the buildings in question.
The first I spotted outside the Town Hall.
The Town Hall
While the second was in the alley next to Cross House:
Cross House is a real gem, and for me has one of the best doors I have ever seen. One day I was lucky to find it open and popped my head and phone inside to see what was behind it and was very surprised. It does house a dentist’s surgery so I did not poke around too much.
There are other finds in town that are breathtaking and I will add more as I gather in the images. Until then..
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This past week has been like a giant countdown to the end of the world, or heavy snow depending on what you read. I was working the afternoon shift and Tuesday’s weather forecast was for heavy snow on Thursday evening. I don’t ride my bicycle when it snows or freezes so I could foresee somewhat of a problem with getting home after midnight. Fortunately the forecast was adjusted to light snow for our area, although other parts of the UK were hit by heavy snowfalls.
This morning it was white outside again, although not as white as it had been in March last year, and because of the times I was working I more or less missed it. These are some of the pics I managed to take on my way to work. It was relatively dark and I used my phone to take them.
While I was resizing the image above I could not help being struck by how much that looks like a trench during Winter. All that was missing was barbed wire and gunfire.
By home time this afternoon there was no sign of snow. Miss Emily is not amused!
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I started this in 2015, so this is really the 4th year in a row I have done it. Hopefully some of the pics will not have been seen before. Hang onto your hat, and open the little doorway. (Newest image is at the top of the page)
The Christmas Truce
Spotted in Cheltenham. Created by John D’oh
Castle Park, Bristol
Cholera Epidemic Memorial. Tewkesbury Cemetery
The Cholera Epidemic Memorial commemorates 76 locals who passed away from in the Cholera epidemic in 1832 and 54 locals who suffered the same fate in 1849
Steampunkian thingey, Mumbles Pier
Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria
In South Africa the 16th of December used to be celebrated as “Geloftedag” (aka Day of the Covenant, Day of the Vow, Dingaans Day), and the Voortrekker Monument featured very strongly in the day. On 16 December the sun shines through a hole in the roof and shines on a slab in the middle of the building. Since 1994 the day has been called “Day of Reconciliation”.
Magistrates chair from 1885 (Tewkesbury Museum)
He’s so fluffy!!
Seen in Stroud
Emerging bike (Evesham)
Princess Mary’s Gift (Almonry Museum, Evesham)
Wind indicator, thermometer and barometer. (Evesham)
Battle Honours: HMS Victorious
Morris Dancers in Evesham
Detail from the Exchange War Memorial in Liverpool
Piano for the playing at Bristol Temple Meads
Street art in Bristol
Unicorn in Bristol
Public art: Bristol
Olde house in Tewkesbury
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