Sunday, 1 February 2015

Shadows on fresh snow


The first significant snowfall of 2015 started late on Wednesday evening and this is how it looked before anyone had driven over it.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Two for Joy


According to the old counting magpies nursery rhyme it is one for sorrow, two for joy ...

We've just had our first significant snowfall of the year and I caught this pair of magpies perching on the snowladen branches of the nearby trees.

A contribution to
The Weekend in Black and White;
Saturday Critters;
Camera Critters.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Town Hall with scaffolding


The Market Street/Greenfield Street corner was covered in scaffolding whilst some remedial works were being carried out.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Signs in Clarendon Mall


A collection of shop signs in Clarendon Square Shopping Centre. The one at the front is for Lloyds Bank.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

ABC Wednesday:C is for the Charred remains of former Care home Charlotte House


Charlotte House, the former care home on Albert Road caught fire in the early hours of the 16th December 2010. The home was in the process of being closed down and only a few residents were still living there. They all escaped safely. The building has now been put up for sale by auction and is due to go under the hammer next week. See how it looked four years ago in our post from May 2011.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday and Good Fences.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Barclays Bank for sale


Barclays Bank is apparently for sale. Actually it is just the building. It isn't that the bank is moving out - they lease the building and pay a yearly rent which presumably the new owners would collect. Details of the sale are on the Prideview Property website

The building was built for Martins Bank in 1965. Martins merged with Barclays in 1969. See how it used to look on Old Hyde.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Shadows at Swains Valley


As the bright sun throws tree shadows across the grass, at the junction of the footpaths from Haughton Street and Garside Street, a man is leading two dogs down towards the Trans Pennine Trail.

A contribution to
Saturday Critters;
Camera Critters;
Shadow Shot Sunday.