Exploring Bonny Blanchland, a quaint little village right on the County Durham and Northumberland border. It’s been named as one of the prettiest villages in the north of England and with its unspoilt historic buildings, nestled in the countryside it’s not hard to see why. The village has medieval origins, though some claim there might even be older Roman evidence. A monastery was established on the site in 1165 though this was disbanded in the 16th century by Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries. The west range of the abbey was incorporated into what is now the Lord Crewe Arms hotel, along with the abbot's lodging, guesthouse, and the monastic kitchen. The abbot's lodging resembles a peel tower and dates to the 13th century. It retains its vaulted undercroft which is now a quirky crypt bar in the Lord Crewe Arms. In 1709 the Bishop of Durham, Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, purchased the old monastic estate. A great deal of Georgian era improvements and adaptations can be seen in the medieval buildings. The cottages surrounding the inn are all later 18th c buildings, typically Georgian in style. When Lord Crewe died in 1721 the village and estate became part of Lord Crewe's Charity, and the Charity still administers the estate today which has helped keep it unspoilt and free from new builds and ugly modern incursions.
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Postcard view of Loughborough High Street dating from the 1930s. Part of the frontage of Lloyds Bank is seen on the right of the picture and just beyond is the drapery and haberdashery shop of Young, Pilsbury & Young, later to become Pilsbury & Towle’s. The building seen on the left, at the corner of High Street and Baxter Gate, is one of the most striking in the town centre and was the premises of Denhams the jeweller’s from 1962 until about 2016, now the Jewellers Francis & Gaye. The building was constructed in 1907 and was built before High Street and Baxter Gate were widened (between 1926 and 1930 a new line of buildings was constructed on the right [western] side of High Street, joining up with the Edwardian Lloyds Bank at the corner, and, in the 1930s, new buildings were constructed along the northern side of Baxter Gate). The corner site of High Street and Baxter Gate had previously been occupied by the old grocer’s shop of Edwin Moss and he also had premises in Swan Street where he was living at the time of the 1871 census. By 1881 he was living with his family at the grocery shop which used to be on this corner. Edwin Moss had been born in Loughborough in 1844 and was a son of the master bricklayer William Moss. An older brother was the William Moss of the important local builder’s firm. Like the builders of his family, Edwin seems to have been very successful and he became a local councillor. By 1891 he had established his home on Park Road and maintained a large household. With the construction of the new building at 1 High Street in 1907 Edwin Moss’s grocery business disappeared from here and the one on Swan Street was also closed. Instead, a new grocery business was opened in the Market Place, next to the Blackamoor’s Head pub, in the name of Edwin’s son, Edwin Rupert Moss. However, this business lasted only a short time and had disappeared before the First World War. The corner building seen here was at this time occupied by the costumiers Ernest Miller & Co (the name of Miller is seen on the building) who seem to have been here from the 1920s but previously a milliners shop named Morley & Co was here. #loughborough#loveloughborough
Back on the road again this week but this time we're not trekking hundreds of miles to the venue, instead, we're taking on Manchester and Blackpool in some of the most anticipated dates of the tour with our bezzies @scarletrebelsofficial - Please also note that our Manchester date has been changed from a sold out @jimmys to @thebreadshedmcr - we can't wait for an amazing weekend of music!☺️🖤
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Grammy award-winning global megastar Michael Bublé will herald the return of live music to the stunning Royal Crescent on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July 2020. Expect two spectacular summer open-air concerts, kicking off his 2020 ‘An Evening with Michael Bublé’ UK tour.
🇬🇧 Mews of London 🖤
🇧🇷 Já contamos por aqui que, nas eras Vitoriana e Georgina, essas ruas chamadas Mews funcionavam como moradia dos cocheiros e seus cavalos. Sim, nessas casinhas moravam exclusivamente funcionários da elite da época (por isso os Mews são sempre rodeados por mansões).
Passados mais de cem anos, quase todas as “casinhas” foram revitalizadas e atualmente valem milhões e milhões de pounds. São super disputadas pelas agências de real state daqui e todo mundo sonha em morar numa delas 😍
Tem vários desses Mews que a gente AMAAA! São lindos e alguns super coloridos. Aqui vai a lista dos nossos preferidos 💗 (já salva aí o post pra incluir no roteiro):
- Bathurst Mews
- Hyde Park Mews
- Kynance Mews
- St Luke’s Mews
- Holland Park Mews
- Warren Mews
To close off London Fashion Week 2020, here is a capture from @sketchlondon . This Three Michelin Stars Modern European restaurant has 5 different seating areas.
This modern space is called The Gallery. It got a makeover, in 2018, for it’s 15th year anniversary celebration, by the talented artist @davidshrigley ! The design consists of 91 new paintings.
Next time you are in London, make sure to stop by! It won’t disappoint 💕
The lone house. Can’t be the worst view to wake up to every morning! Who’d fancy living there?! A superb shot from @andrewjackson__ be sure to check him out for more!
Location: Snowdonia National Park
Chosen by: @rich_cheetham
Explore, Create and Inspire
Join us #thewalescollective
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The Great Ouse
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I just want a house big enough to fit one of these golden staircases, is that too much to ask?
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'Boardwalk' - Finally got out and about on Sunday afternoon when a clearer slot came along after Storm Dennis moved away for a short while. We took a walk around Torquay harbour and I took this shot of Princess Pier using 3 images bracketed and blended to create one image. Hope you like what I have created and thanks for stopping by my page to view my work.
Nikon D750, Tamron 24-70 G1 at 26mm, 1/100 sec - 1/200 sec - 1/50 sec, f8, ISO 100.
Since I’ve been into photography I’ve used my Instagram account mostly as a chronological timeline of adventures and exploring. However, due to the increasing volume of fairly awesome photos that are being left behind and being consigned to the eternal doom of the dusty electronic shelves of my hard drives, I’ve decided my account will now become more of a gallery; leaping from one adventure to another spanning the years I’ve been into photography. I do hope you all enjoy!
Do you ever just sit and people watch? @gemtakesfoodpics and I stopped by @ergonfoods café on Maddox Street for a quick breakfast post @maddoxgallery gallery and literally sat in the window and watched the world go by for a good hour.
Gemma happened to see the café whilst taking the millionth shot of me and we fled there for some refuge from the freeze.
The café was so cute, it’s a Greek café with gorgeous pastries and hot drinks which were very good, not only this the service was amazing. I would definitely recommend it for a grab and go for a coffee or even to sit and watch the world go by!
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AFTER YOU BEAT THE ROAD GYAL BOSS LEVEL YOU GET THESE
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🇬🇧 No visit to London is complete without seeing a Changing of the Guard Ceremony. It was raining the day we were there, so we missed out on the main event, but we did get to see the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guard Parade, which I thought was still pretty cool!
FACT - Gold Hill has also been used as a setting for film and television. It appears in the 1967 film version of Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd.
The street is the main setting for the 1973 "Boy on Bike" television advertisement for Hovis bread, which has been voted Britain's favourite advertisement of all time. It was directed by Ridley Scott, and includes the main theme from the slow movement of Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9. For this reason, the hill is still sometimes referred to as "Hovis Hill". Gold Hill also featured in an advert for supermarket Morrisons. The tops of some of the houses along Gold Hill appear on the cover of J. K. Rowling's book The Casual Vacancy.
Here’s a shot from a rare occasion that I actually remembered to take a camera to Bath! Generally when I visit the city, I am with friends who don’t indulge my love of taking photos, so I don’t really get to play tourist very often when I am there. On this occasion though, I had a spare couple of hours before meeting friends for lunch, so I took advantage of the sunshine and had a wander.
‘A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else’ 🇬🇧
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"↟ I can’t wait for better conditions like this so I can get out and actual enjoy being outside again. The weather lately has been shocking!"
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Topiary goals! Love the hedge on this pretty house. I hope it is all still intact after the stormy weather.
So Storm Dennis had a high old time at the weekend. Out and about today, the aftermath was plain to see with debris from fallen trees, rivers that had burst their banks, roads closed and delays or cancellations on public transport. Hope you all came through unscathed.
On the positive side though, I did feel some ᗩᑭᖇIᑕITY (warmth from the winter sun) today. There was a glorious couple of hours this afternoon when I walked through the park, admiring the carpet of crocuses and noticing the sunshine.
Have a look at my stories for pictures of the Tutenkhamun exhibition at the Saatchi gallery. I absolutely loved it there. Well worth a visit if you haven’t already been. It is on until the beginning of May.