Wednesday, 30 January 2013

More From The Village of Borwick

The village post box in a very old stone wall. 
A close up of the box reveals the lettering V.R.,  so it dates from the Victorian age. 
Reflections in the village beck. 
Village green signpost.
Narrow hump back bridge over the Lancaster Canal
The gatehouse to Borwick Hall

Monday, 28 January 2013

The Village Of Borwick, Near Carnforth

There are several old buildings in the village of Borwick, this being one of them. No fewer than 21 windows to clean! 
Lattice Cottage
The impressive entrance to Borwick Hall. A former 16th Century Manor House, and Grade 1 listed, it is now used as a residential outdoor education and conference centre by Lancashire County Council.
Another view of the Hall.
A very cold night resulted in the Lancaster Canal being frozen over.
Looking the other way along the Canal. 
Doubtful whether the small boat moored in the distance got anywhere due to the ice.

The village green, Borwick, and an all too rare, these days,  red telephone box. 

Sunday, 27 January 2013


Market Street, Carnforth 
A must visit shop if you are a book person. The Carnforth Bookshop (established 1977) sells not only new books, but has over 100,000 second hand books for sale as well.
The former cinema, now a Co-operative food store.
Another view of Market Street.
This distinctive building is the fire station. It was opened in 1927 and extended in 1952.
Carnforth Station and Heritage Centre. The station is served by trains to Lancaster and the south, Skipton, Leeds, Barrow-in-Furness and the Cumbrian coast. 

Saturday, 26 January 2013


A row of advertising boards or 'street furniture' clutter?
Looking up Friargate towards the Museum and Library building. As can be seen, it was a dark, grey day!
The impressive building that is home to Preston's Harris Museum and art gallery,  also the  Library. 
Fishergate, looking south. 
Anyone for a  coffee? Shame it is Costa though. Inside the St. George's shopping centre, Preston.

Friday, 25 January 2013


Stone graves in the ruins of the ancient St. Patrick's Chapel, close to St Peter's Church and overlooking Morecambe Bay. They are thought to date from the 11th century.
St. Patrick's Chapel dates back to the 8th or 9th Century. 
Ruins of St Patrick's Chapel.

Looking towards Morecambe, the ruins of the chapel can be seen in the middle background. It was certainly an impressive site to have built a chapel. 
Cockle Cottage in Heysham village with all sorts of things hanging on the wall.
Higher than usual tide at Heysham village. Look at the angle of the railings on the left which can usually be clearly seen, along with the slipway. 

Heysham Head. Looking across the Irish Sea. 
The Barrows are the only sea-cliffs in Lancashire (see photo of Heysham Head above) and contain, in a relatively small area, woodland, open grass land, sandy beaches, and deep rock pools.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Preston - The Outdoor Covered Market

The covered Outdoor Market at Preston trades from under two large 'canopies.' The Market is outdoors, but benefits from weather protection (although it was pretty cold yesterday!), that enables it to operate 52 weeks a year. The Market is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9.30am until 3.30pm with the exception of Bank Holidays. The Car Boot and Flea Market operates on the market on a Tuesday and Thursday. It was flea market day yesterday when I was there.

Monday, 21 January 2013


Grange-Over-Sands railway station which is served by a regular service to Barrow-in-Furness, Lancaster, Preston and Manchester.  
Lancaster's household shop. They also have the shops on the immediate left (hardware) and right (footwear). 

The imposing Post office building.
Higginson's renowned, award winning pies. I can personally recommend them! I bought another two. A well established business that has been trading for over 25 years. 
Daisyroots Books have opened a shop in Grange. It certainly wasn't there the last time I visited. Must call in when I have a little more time. 
Grange is well served by hardware shops. See Lancaster's above, This one, Postlethwaites, describes itself as as 'an aladdin's cave;' and that is most certainly true. They sell all sorts! First opened in 1955, they pride themselves on good old fashioned service. 

Sunday, 20 January 2013


It was a bitterly cold day in Barrow-in-Furness yesterday, but there were some hardy shoppers in the town centre as the following set of photographs show.