Sunday, 31 March 2013

Bolton-Le Sands

The village of Bolton-Le Sands is situated on the road between Lancaster and Carnforth.
Holy Trinity Church
A colourful display of Crocus at this time of the year.
Interior of the Church.
Remembering Edward Jackson Gaulter. Plaques such as this are a fascinating record of past history and individuals.
A very old building. with 29 windows, in the centre of the village.
A former railway crossing gate.
The Lancaster Canal runs through the village. It used to be an important staging and mail point when everything was transported by canal. Note the name of the pub. (Pic - Lynda Braithwaite).
Road bridge over the canal. 
The stop for the Water Bus service to Lancaster.

Forres: Shops

Fraser Bros. Purveyors of quality meats.
A bakers shop window. 
MacMillan Cancer Support charity shop.
The very colourful and The Almost Famous Bakery.
MurdockhBrothers, butchers. Champions.

Time Out cafe bar, but originally Pat MacKenzie the Ironmongers.

Forres: Miscellaneous

Marking the site of a hospital during the Great War,
The town of Forres has won several Britain in Bloom awards.
Flowers in the park.
The wishing well.
Just one small section of the well cared for park.
Grant Park, home of the Forres Bowling Cub.
Sir Alexander Grant was born in Forres and was a wealthy benefactor, owning McVitie and Price, the biscuit manufacturers. He bought the land, which became Grant Park, and gifted it to the town. 
A local .... "What are you taking my photograph for?"

Forres: The Town

It was an overcast morning when we visited the Moray town of Forres.
Forres is approximately 25 miles to the east of Inverness.
Looking westwards down the main street
The Mechanics Institue building. The local football team are named Forres Mechanics Institute. 
Another view of the main street.
The Falconer Museum building. 
Outside the museum. Benromach is the name of a whisky distillery.
Final view of the main street, this time looking eastward.

Friday, 29 March 2013


The village of Halton is situated thre emiles east of Lancaster in the Lune Valley. A walk and cycle path follows the old railway line in the Denny Beck area of the village. 
Denny Beck Bridge across the River Lune is amazingly a two-way road bridge! There are no traffic lights at either end, even though you cannot pass an oncoming vehicle. 
Forrmer station buildings and platform , remarkably silll very much intact, despite being closed to passengers in 1966.
A carving alongside the old railway station, depicting what it was once like.
They must be very expensive goose eggs!!

Entrance to St. Wilfrid's Church. 
A view of the Church with the unusual Tudor style section.
Another entrance to the Church.
The Tower House on the right as you climb the hill to the actual village.
Looking across the lower part of Halton
A Diamond Jubilee tree.
Another view of the Tower House.
The main road, looking toward Lancaster. 


There are many fine buildings in the Moray city of Elgin. 
In contrast, a modern construction for the Moray Council.
The Tower Building
The Tower was erected in 1634.
This image is a little on the dark side. It had clouded over and started to rain. 
Chuck McCall is the place for your Highland Wear.
Highland baked potatoes if you are feeling hungry?
With the rain falling, most shoppers had taken 'cover.'
A final view of the spacious shopping area in Elgin.