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D Day was the culmination of many months planning to get the Allies back into France, and from there push onwards to Berlin. The museum was opened in 1984 fo...
National Museum of Scotland 2016
The museum reopened in July after a major refurbishment. Part of that involved the Science and Technology Galleries, with balconies on three floors overlooki...
Former dyeworks, Yeadon
The former Naylor and Jennings works on Green Lane, which was partly demolished in 2016, any remaining buildings intended for residential conversion.
Apperley Bridge railway station
The original station of this name was opened in July 1846 by the Leeds and Bradford Railway. It was located immediately east of the bridge on Apperley Lane [...
Windmill, Dundalk
This eight storey windmill is one of the highest structures in Dundalk and is visible over a wide area. A corn mill it was built in 1800 but had a comparativ...
The Oast House, Down Barton Road
Converted to a dwelling in the 1980s.
Leeds Skyride 2016
For several years Sky had sponsored the annual traffic-free city centre cycle ride, attracting thousands of riders of all ages on all types of cycle. In 20...
Cefn Viaduct
Cefn Viaduct was designed by Henry Robertson and built by the contractor Thomas Brassey. It carries the Shrewsbury to Chester railway across the River Dee, ...
St James's church, Woolsthorpe by Belvoir
Grade II listed The former church of St James, Woolsthorpe, was burnt down by Roundheads during the Civil War. The present church is on the site of a f...
Spring Lane, Newtownards/Greyabbey
A twisting minor road running north east off the Newtownards – Portaferry road. The Mount Stewart estate wall forms a boundary along part of the southern end.
Penzance Station
Penzance station serves the town of Penzance in Western Cornwall. The station is the terminus station for the Cornish Main Line from Plymouth. It is managed ...
No 2 Church Street, Greyabbey
Some photographs showing the vacant property at no 2 Church Street, Greyabbey. Officially described as dating from “1840 – 1859”.
Spurn National Nature Reserve
These pics were taken at Spurn National Nature Reserve. The pics start at the car park at the beginning of the reserve and finish at the life boat station. ...
Southampton International Airport
Southampton International Airport, formerly known as Southampton (Eastleigh), is just outside the city in the borough of Eastleigh. It is easily accessible ...
Sycamore Solar Farm
Sycamore Farm, Old Romney in Kent has allocated 120 acres for the installation of 82,000 solar photovoltaic panels, which will have an installed capacity of ...
White Kemp and Jury's Gut Sewers
These two sewers drain the Walland Marsh, a part of Romney Marsh. The sewers are man made drainage channels. The White Kemp Sewer becomes the Jury's Gut Sewe...
Burgundy and its borders
Many will remember the classic Ealing Comedy "Passport to Pimlico" In this walk I trace the boundaries of this mythical place, perhaps now more well-heeled t...
Exeter St Thomas Station
Exeter St Thomas station is a suburban railway station, serving the suburb of St Thomas and the riverside area. The station is elevated on a low viaduct with...
Southampton Water
Southampton Water is a tidal estuary north of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Geographically, it is classified as a ria, or drowned valley, of the English ...
Sandy Beaches, North Marsh Road, Kilnsea, Hull
This set of pictures are of the Beech and former Godwin Battery that was once on the cliff top next to Sandy Beaches Holiday Park. http://www.hullandeastr...
St Nicholas CoI Church, Dundalk
A thirteenth century foundation, the church was badly damaged in the Catholic Uprising of 1641 and again during the Williamite Campaign which culminated in t...
St Nicholas Catholic Church, Dundalk
Seven years after the 1851 consecration of St Patrick's it was decided that the parish needed a second church. Land was bought for £100 and a door to door co...
A3082 Road
The A3082 is a three-branched link road in south Cornwall, with two of the branches meeting the A390. The road runs 6 miles from St Blazey to Newtown & Fowey.
St Patrick's Catholic Church, Dundalk
This church was built between 1835 and 1847. Modelled on King's Chapel, Cambridge it cost £25,000. Its completion and subsequent consecration in 1851 coincid...
Par Station
Par railway station serves the villages of Par, Tywardreath and St Blazey, Cornwall. It is the junction for the Atlantic Coast Line to Newquay. The station i...
The 'Bangor Bell'
4 metre high sculpture the ‘Bangor Bell’ (officially named Fluctus Angelorum) which is sited close to Bangor Abbey. The sculpture was commissioned by Ard...
Newall Carr Road, Otley, Leeds
These buildings started out as a Workhouse and then a Hospital. They are now been made into Homes. http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Wharfedale/
St Hybald's church, Ashby de la Launde
Grade II*listed One of four churches with this dedication in Lincolnshire, Saint Hybald was a Saxon Saint who died in circa 690. The church dates from ...
Maiden Castle
The largest and most complex Iron Age hillfort in Britain, The vast multiple ramparts enclose an area of 47 acres (the size of 50 football pitches) and was p...
The Parish of All Saints Pavement With Saint Crux
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints%27_Church,_Pavement,_York
Old mills in Ireland
Some old buildings which I have pictured in various condition, some of which have been restored and are in working order.
Subway, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds
This old Subway was once part of the Merrion Centre there is a similar one on Wade Lane
Wroughton solar farm, Wroughton Airfield
Construction of the solar farm began in February 2016. Planning permission was granted in 2015 following a public inquiry. It is designed to generate 41MW fr...
Wide Load, Kirkstall, Leeds
The vehicle was carrying a generator to be installed at Kirkstall Sub Station, it was travelling from Goole Docks to Kirkstall due to enter Leeds from Juncti...
B2162 Road
The B2162 runs 12 miles, north south from Nettlestead Green to Lamberhurst. http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B2162
One Stop
One Stop is a retail convenience business with over 700 shops in the UK. http://www.onestop.co.uk/
River Fowey
The River Fowey ( Cornish: Fowi) is a river in Cornwall. It rises at Fowey Well (originally Cornish: Fenten Fowi, meaning spring of the river Fowey) about 1...
Lostwithiel Station
Lostwithiel station serves the town of Lostwithiel in Cornwall. Great Western Railway operates the station along with every other station in Cornwall. The s...
International Bomber Command Centre
Under construction in Lincoln is a tourist education site based on the exploits of bomber command in the second world war. It includes a vast war memorial...
B1512 Road
The B1512 runs 1.6 miles from Bexwell to Downham Market Station. http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B1512
West Highland Way
The West Highland Way is a long distance footpath, running for 154km (96miles) between Milngavie and Fort William. It passes through countryside north of G...
B1047 Road
The B1047 is a short link road on the eastern edge of Cambridge. The road runs from East Barnwell to Fen Ditton, 1.3 miles. The road starts at traffic light...
Bodmin Parkway Station
Bodmin Parkway station (Cornish: Fordh Bosvena) is a station on the Cornish Main Line that serves the nearby town of Bodmin and other parts of mid-Cornwall. ...
Trafalgar Square 'Green Men'
In June 2016, around fifty of the Green Men at pedestrian crossings at Trafalgar Square were replaced with LGBT symbols.
Gunnislake
Gunnislake (Cornish: Dowrgonna) is a large village in east Cornwall. It is situated in the Tamar Valley approximately ten miles north of Plymouth. The villa...
St James The Great Church Of England Church, Church Lane, Leeds
This Church was built in 1913 to replace a smaller church which had been on the site previously since the 1850's
Class 91 91110 'Battle of Britain'
The livery was built on the base East Coast colour scheme, with a black nose, Spitfire and Hurricane images and the RAF Memorial Flight logo. Named at a cere...
Class 91 91110 'Battle of Britain'
The livery was built on the base East Coast colour scheme, with a black nose, Spitfire and Hurricane images and the RAF Memorial Flight logo. Named at a cere...
Penge West Station
Penge West station is in the London Borough of Bromley. The station is operated by London Overground, with London Overground and Southern trains serving the ...
Edzell Castle
The oldest part of the castle dates to the early 16th century. The unique and magnificent walled garden with its intricate stonework was added in 1604. The...
Herd of Sheffield
In the summer of 2016 58 elephant sculptures, each uniquely decorated by local artists, descended on Sheffield’s parks and open spaces, creating one of the b...
Fen Ditton
Fen Ditton is a village on the northeast edge of Cambridge. Fen Ditton lies on the east bank of the River Cam, on the road from Cambridge to Clayhithe, and ...
Church of St Mary, Fen Ditton
The church was built in the 12th century. A full history can be read at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/cambs/vol10/pp127-129 Grade II* listed. http:...
Coldham's Brook
Coldham's Brook rises at The Giant's Grave, Cherry Hinton. It flows across Coldham's Common, changing name to Coldham's Brook, before entering the River Cam ...
St Mary's church, East Bradenham
Grade I listed The church dates from the 14th century onwards, and consists of a west tower, nave with north and south aisles and clerestories, chancel,...
B2248 Road
The B2248 is a 1 mile long B road in Canterbury. It runs from Northgate to St Dunstan's. http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=B2248
Prezzo
Prezzo ("price" in Italian) is a chain of Italian restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The first restaurant opened on New Oxford Street, London in ...
Belfast International (Aldergrove) Airport
Commonly known as “Aldergrove”, Belfast International Airport opened as a military airfield in 1917. It became Belfast’s civil airport in 1963 replacing tha...
A390 Road
The A390 runs along much of the length of Cornwall. It heads across river valleys rather than along them, and therefore is hilly and windy. As such, it makes...
Gunnislake Station
Gunnislake station serves the village of Gunnislake in Cornwall. However the station is located in or nearer to the villages of Drakewalls and Albaston. It i...
Calstock
Calstock (Cornish: Kalstok) is a large village in south east Cornwall, on the border with Devon. The village is situated on the River Tamar 6 miles south wes...
Calstock Station
Calstock station is an unstaffed railway station serving the village of Calstock in Cornwall. It is situated at the north end of Calstock Viaduct which carri...
Calstock Viaduct
The viaduct is 120 feet high with twelve 60 feet wide arches, and a further small arch in the Calstock abutment. Three of the piers stand in the River Tamar,...
B2075 Road
The B2075 is a fairly short road running from the A259 just outside New Romney towards Lydd Airport, also known as London Ashford airport, which is actually ...
Lydd
Lydd is a town in Kent, lying on the Romney Marsh. It is one of the larger settlements on the marsh, and the most southerly village in Kent. Lydd reached the...
Edgware Road Underground Station (Circle, District Lines)
Edgware Road is a London Underground station on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines, located on the corner of Chapel Street and Cabbell Street,...
St Andrew's Church, Melksham
Grade II listed church, built 1876 https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1286098
A4205 Road
The A4205 is a short A-road in west London, running round two sides of Paddington station. The road runs 0.7 mile from Edgware Rd to Bishops Bridge
King's Lynn Station
King's Lynn station serves the town of King's Lynn in Norfolk. The station is the terminus of the Fen Line from Cambridge, which is electrified at 25 kV AC o...
B1144 Road
The B1144 links the A148 to itself by bypassing King's Lynn town centre. It is 1.1 miles in length.
Road names at Kirkstall Forge
I was talking to a manager of CEG who are the Kirkstall Forge developers, on 9th July 2016 at the Kirkstall Festival, where they had a display. He told me th...
Watlington Station
Watlington station serves the village of Watlington in Norfolk. Watlington station lies on the Fen Line from Cambridge to King's Lynn. The station opened in ...
Network Rail
Network Rail is the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales. Network Rail's main customers are the priv...
Canterbury Heritage Museum
The Canterbury Heritage Museum, (formerly the Museum of Canterbury), is in Stour Street, telling the history of the city. It is housed in the 12th century Po...
Church of St Paul, Cambridge
The site occupied by the church on the corner of Hills Road and the new road which was to become known as St Paul’s Road was sold by Caius College in 1839 to...
Cambridge War Memorial
At the crossroads of Hills Road and Station Road in Cambridge stands the Cambridge War Memorial. It shows a soldier striding in the direction of the town whi...
Development site, Chichester Street/Athur Street, Belfast
A development site, at 20/36 Chichester Street and 28/36 Arthur Street, now (July 2016) without a current planning approval. There is a possibility that it ...
Shopping Centres Leeds
Leeds to my mind has more shopping centres than it needs in the city centre. Here I am going to keep a record of how they change with the times.
No 19A Westminster Avenue North, Belfast
A site, currently occupied by a substation and pharmacy, for which there is (16 May 2016) the following application for planning permission “LA04/2016/1110/F...
Grange-over-Sands railway station
The first station in Grange was opened in 1857 by the Ulverston and Lancaster Railway. The present station was built c.1877 by architect Edward Graham Paley...
Carnforth railway station and depot
Carnforth station, first opened in 1846, is located at the junction of the main London-Glasgow route ("West Coast Main Line"), the "Little North Western" lin...
Lacy's Caves
Lacy's Caves consist of five chambers carved out of the sandstone cliffs directly above the River Eden at Glassonby just to the north of Little Salkeld. The ...
Whitecote Lane, Leeds
This field is just off of Whitecote Lane a tax disc on one of the cars is 10 years old.
Liskeard Station
Liskeard station serves the town of Liskeard in Cornwall. The station is 18 miles west of Plymouth on the Cornish Main Line and it is the junction for the Lo...
Looe Valley Line
The Looe Valley Line is an 9 mile long community railway from Liskeard to Looe, that follows the valley of the East Looe River for much of its course. It is ...
Bere Alson Station
Bere Alston station is an unstaffed halt situated near the village of Bere Alston, 10miles north of Plymouth on the Tamar Valley line. Beer Alston station ...
Bere Ferrers Station
Bere Ferrers station on the Tamar Valley Line is situated near the village of Bere Ferrers. The station is on the former Southern main line between Exeter an...
Tamar Valley Discovery Trail
A 35 mile long trail through the Tamar Valley AONB. Through woodland, historic quays and rural villages. The trail runs from Tamerton Foliat to Launceston. ...
Former Nutt's Corner airport
Some photographs showing the site of the former Nutt’s Corner airport https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Nutts_Corner. It has been redeveloped for distributi...
Rathfinny Wine Estate
(2016) The Rathfinny Wine Estate is a newly planted vineyard on the South Downs near Alfriston. With around 350 acres being to be planted it will become the ...
St Margaret's church, Burnham Norton
Grade I listed The oldest part of the church probably dates from the 11th century, that is the tower. The nave and aisles are from the 13th century, cha...
Newbury Racecourse
Newbury Racecourse is a racecourse in the civil parish of Greenham, adjoining the town of Newbury in Berkshire. It has courses for flat races and over jumps....
A6040 Road
The A6040 is a short urban A-road on the southeast side of Harrogate town centre, connecting the A61 to the A59 and A661. Although an urban road, it is not p...
Edwardian Tenement On Stockwell Street At Bridgegate
The Category B Listed tenement http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB32767 which extends around into Bridgegate was built in 1905. The Stockwe...
Holy Cross church, Boultham
Built 1939-40 by Rushton of Birmingham. The church has a south west tower with pyramidal roof, nave with north and south aisles with square piers and round ...
Tunbridge Wells West Station
Tunbridge Wells West is a station located in Royal Tunbridge Wells. It is one of two railway stations in Tunbridge Wells constructed by rival companies, the ...