Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Years Eve

Dudley Street. That gloomy time just after Christmas, nothing in the shops but sale goods. Roll on spring.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Terracotta Decoration

Ornate Terracotta above the door of the old Post Office in Lichfield street.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Post Office

Old Post office in Lichfield Street, built in 1895. Used for a while by the university but no longer in use.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Princess street

View from Market street, reopened after road works have been carried out.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Friday, 26 December 2014

Fox

A Boxing day visitor. Having a happier time than his ancestors who had the Boxing day hunts to contend with.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Nativity

Here's one from the distant archives, Neachells Lane infants Nativity in 1952. Happy Christmas every one!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Eve

This is part of the decorations at Cranmer Day centre which my son used to attend. I'm invited each year to their Christmas party.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Jumping in Queen Square

How about a jump on a Bungee Trampoline if you are bored with Christmas shopping? I wonder what Prince Albert on his horse would have thought about it?

Monday, 22 December 2014

Metro

This should be the main Tram stop to Birmingham but at the moment it is closed. This is because of a hole opening up on the track between this and the next stop apparently due to old mine workings no one was aware of. Luckily it didn't happen when a tram was passing over it.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Street name #3

Nothing very royal about this back alley leading from Princess street.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Thursday, 11 December 2014

St Georges

Originally a church. Then became a Sainsburys super market, now awaiting new tenants.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Play Time

This modest patch of grass was, I think, our very small playing field at the back of Neachells lane Primary school.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Stormy Weather

Umbrellas in Queen street. Probably not much use in the gale force winds forcast for the rest of the week.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Winter

Everything is looking very wintery now. There is even a little snow visible on the Brown Clee hill, but at least that is thirty miles away.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Friday, 5 December 2014

Winter Iris

Noticed the first flowers on my Iris unguicularis, always a welcome sight at this time of year.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Taxis

Taxis in Market street. Very helpful drivers especially when I had my foster son in his wheelchair.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Worker

This worker seems to have removed his hard hat and is taking a break to make a phone call.

Monday, 1 December 2014

My Road in December

A few years ago several people decorated their homes for the festive season. But times change, children grow up or families move away. Now things look very sombre.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Variation on a Theme

Black and Gold, the colours of the local football team. The Wolves' shop, city centre.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Coffee Shop

Wolverhampton is well supplied with places to get a coffee. This one is in the Wulfrun Centre.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Pawn Broker

I don't remember many Pawn Brokers when I was young but they seem to have increased in recent years. This one has been around for a while.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Monday, 24 November 2014

Post man

Delivering the post. Just coming up to the busiest time of the year.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Printing Press

Rear of the Express and Star building. I believe the paper is printed elsewhere now.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Art

Paintings by local Artists, for sale, and displayed in Waitrose cafe.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Metro

This should be the terminus of the Metro tram to Birmingham but is closed at  the moment due to extra tramways being built. City of Wolverhampton college in the background.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014

No Substitute

This has appeared where the Barbara Hepworth 'Rock Form' sculpture once stood. I think it is meant to be a Christmas tree.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Old and New

In the fore ground is the Queen's building , built in 1849 as the entrance and ticket office for the railway station. In the distance, Victoria tower student accommodation, built in 2009.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Shepherd's Warning

The sky had a very rosy glow first thing this morning. A warning of stormy weather ahead?