Friday, 31 January 2014

Keswick On A Winter's Day: Part 1 of 2

When I visited Keswick, this time last year, it was snowing. There was no snow this time, but it was a cold day and few folk around, as can be seen from above and the images following. 
The town was almost deserted. 
Valentines Day meal in Keswick.
Kings Arms Hotel
The Moot Hall.
The Army - mobile recruitment display. I doubt if they had much success!

The antiques and furnishings shop of John Young and Son. Trading since 1890. 
Wishing Well at Hope Park. 

Hope Park. 
Cafe Hope and ice cream kiosk. Needless to say I didn't see anyone eating ice cream on what was a cold day.  
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(Part 2 of a Winter's Day in Keswick will be featured tomorrow).

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Chorley Covered Market

Chorley's popular, covered market, in the heart of the town is open Monday to Saturday. It is a busy, colourful and varied market where you can buy everything from cheese to rugs!
The layout of the market consists of aisles such as above, plus fixed 'shop' units around the outside.

Linda's Lancashire Cheeses. 
From where else but Linda's Larder. 
Norma sells quality cakes and biscuits. 
Worsley's Electricals.
if you want a rug, then visit Marianne's. 
One the fixed units is a butchers. 

Longlands Farm shop.
Livesey Brothers for fish. 
Cards can be bought at Clarke's.
Dreamers Yarns. 
Food from the Hot Roast, and next door is a sweet and confectionery outlet called the Sweet Spot. 
Just outside the market, Tyrer's were selling locally grown produce. 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014


Market Street, shortly after a downpour, hence the puddle!
Carnforth station buildings.
The former Post office building. 

Once a cinema, now the co-operative supermarket. Note, after the rain, blue sky! Crazy weather. 
The War Memorial
A closer look.

Sailly-Sur-La-Lys is Carnforth's twin town in France. It is a large farming village situated 24 miles south west of Lille. 

Carnforth Fire Station. 
A little further up Market Street.
Market Street, looking in the opposite direction. 
The Queen's Hotel has been closed and looking 'sorry for itself'  for quite some time, but has, I understand, now been bought and will reopen as a pub. 
Rocking Horse sale.  
The well established Booths supermarket. 
There will soon be competition for Booths, as Aldi are to open a supermarket on the site next door.  
Site clearance begins for the new Aldi store. 
A pair of canines watching the world go by. 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Bowness Town Centre

The road down to Lake Windermere. Bowness town centre is a good deal quieter at this time of the year than during the summer months. 
I never did see any elephants or camels. 
Now the Royalty Cinema, but formerly the Public Hall.

Spotted in the chocolate shop window.
Where was everyone? 
The tree is a familiar landmark at the junction of these roads in Bowness.
St, Martin's Church. There has been a church on this site since 1203. 
Part of the graveyard. 

I wonder what the reaction would be if you asked to hire a Post Horse?