Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Molineux Hotel

Former Hotel, now housing the Wolverhampton City Archives and local studies. Ring road in foreground.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Collared Dove

In St Peters gardens. Strange to think such a common bird only came to the UK in the 1950s, spreading across europe from the far East.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Friday, 26 September 2014

Road Works

Market Street is becoming pedestrianised which is causing some disruption.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Arum

Arum Italicum Pictum lined up and showing their autumn colour. The new leaves are just starting to emerge.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Motorcycle Sculpture

This sculpture of a motorcyclist is outside Waitrose on the Penn Road. It commemorates AJS cycles whose factory formally occupied the site.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Festive Season

......... and there is still another week of September to go, frightening.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Bank Friezes

Two friezes on Lloyds bank in Queen Square showing local industry, this one farming -

- and this one iron working.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Parsley

My parsley has done very well this year but I'm running out of ideas to use it.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Queen Square

Looking towards Lichfield Street. The flower arrangements are still looking quite good although a little faded in places.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Flu Vaccine

Notice outside my GPs this morning. I shall be going along on the 8th as I do every year. Thank goodness for the NHS!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Cordyline

My Cordyline Australis was killed a few years ago, as were many in the country, due to either a cold winter or a fungal infection. However it has resurrected itself with shoots from the base and is doing very nicely now.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Princes Square

This was the location for the first automatic traffic lights in the UK in 1927. In commemoration of this the poles are usually painted in black and white stripes as were the originals. For some reason this has been omitted during the most recent painting.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Stony Lane

This cycle path is a short distance from my house and any one who has dug the gardens round here will know how it got its name. A nearby road is called Ryecroft, apparently Rye was the only crop which could be grown on such poor land.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Blast from the Past

This is an old one. Neachells Lane Infants Wednesfield, class 4 celebrating the Festival of Britain in 1951. Obviously not taken by me, I believe the photographer was a relative of one of the teachers.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

University

Another view of the university. If my memory serves me, this is where the old wholesale market hall was situated.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Wot a Wopper!

The largest of my Marmande tomatoes so far. Unfortunately some are developing blight so it is a race against time to get them to ripen before the get infected.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

St. Peters

Situated on the highest point in the city, it is believed that a church has been on this site since 994.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Graduation

Staff at the University getting ready for a graduation ceremony.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Friday, 5 September 2014

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Pillar box

This pillar box on the corner of Goldthorn Road and Goldthorn Hill is known as an anonymous box as it doesn't bear the sovereign's cipher and crown.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Bradmore road

On the left Birches Barn housing estate. On the right Bantock Park.