Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Whittington: The Village

The village of Whittington in the Lune Valley is located 2 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale.

One of several cottages in the village. 
If you click on the image to enlarge you can see the engraved glass which states that this was the village shop.

The former village school.
Site of the old Post Office.
The road from Kirkby Lonsdale to Lancaster passes through the village.
No shop. No Post office, and even the pub (Dragon's Head) is closed and up for sale. 
A Whittington cat. No sign of Dick though!

An old manor house.

Whittington Church

Saint Michael The Archangel Church in the Lune Valley village of Whittington. It is believed there has been a church on this site since the year 1200
This mosaic at the entrance to the church was designed and constructed to commemorate the millennium. 

A view from the churchyard across the village of Whittington.
The church banner. 

This stained glass window dates back to 1875. 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

St. Annes

They are as different as chalk and cheese. The near neighbour, Blackpool, is brash and tacky, whilst St. Annes is refined and genteel. You won't find any 'kiss me quick hats' here.
Afternoon tea sort of sums up St Annes and the market the place appears to be aimed at. 

Have you ever seen an entrance to a pier like this before?  This tudor-style entrance was built in 1899, slightly later than the rest of the pier. 
From the end of the pier, towards the town. Looking back through the sea mist that was rolling in and getting ever thicker whilst I was there.
Children's amusements on the pier.
Watch out. The girls are in town!

There may be a pier, but there doesn't appear to be any sea? The pier was built in 1885 and is one of the oldest public 'buildings in St. Annes. 

Memorial to fishermen lost at sea. 
An empty bandstand and a drained boating pool. The promenade had an air of the 1950s about it, like stepping back into a time warp. 
The swirling sea mist is getting thicker. Not a day for an ice cream. 
Not surprisingly, an almost deserted promenade.  
The Lifeboat station and R.N.L.I. shop.

The Waters Edge Cafe, the design of which seemed very out of keeping with its surrounds. 

Time for a beer at The Trawl Boat Inn, which looked more like a large house than a pub from the outside. 

The former Lytham Tramways waiting room and offices, now a cafe. 

Monday, 28 October 2013


The building at the bottom of the hill used to house the Silverdale village Post Office. This has since been relocated to a more central position in the village.  Morecambe Bay can be seen in the distance
There is a regular bus service between Carnforth and Silverdale.
A row of cottages on the shore. 
The shore and sands of Morecambe Bay. 
Another view of the shore.
Seats with a view.
On one of the seat backs. 
Beach Garage. 
Steps up to an area known as The Lots. 
The Lots is in the care of The National Trust. 
Great views of the shore across The Lots. 
View across Morecambe Bay.
The sun is shining on Grange-Over-Sands across the bay. 
Lindeth Road,

(Thanks to Mooncat755 for all of the above images).