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


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

Thursday, 25 December 2014


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


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


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

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


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.