Thursday, 31 July 2014

Thatched Roof Thursday #76 - Marton

This is my favorite sequence for arriving in a Warwickshire Village. 
Pure bliss to see a thatched roof cottage at the end of the road.


It looks pretty big....


...and there is more....


Primrose Thatch, Marton
Row of 3 cottages, late 17th Century, Grade II listed.


Restoration work looks done!

PS.  You can just make out a lady on horseback and red call box in top photo :).

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

C Is For Christchurch


I couldn't pass on this view yesterday. 
This is all that remains of Christchurch.  It has a long history 
dating back to 1200 which you can read about HERE.
There are some interesting photos included.

Mr LOL's Mum went to Sunday school here in early 1920's.  
The main church building was destroyed in an air-raid on 8th April, 1941.


The shot above was taken earlier in the year.
The spire is now a cafe bar called, Inspire Cafe Bar.

Participating in ABC Wednesday


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Greyfriars Green In July



 It was beautiful out this morning, particularly here in 
Greyfriars Green located between Coventry Train Station and the City Centre.


The topiary figures, I would imagine, are to do with the WW1 Centenary.

In the background of both of these shots are heaps of boulders.  That was 
Junction 6 of the Ring Road that goes around Coventry City Centre. 
Nearly 40 trees were cut down in the name of progress (Friargate Development)
 but it is promised that double that will be replanted.  Hope so!

Participating in Our World Tuesday

Monday, 28 July 2014

Kirby House

16 Little Park Street, Coventry


Built around 1700, this is a fine example of a City Centre
building only slightly damaged during WWII.  


Oh how I wish I could have moved those railings which don't fit in with the
 Georgian architecture and modern day Zebra Crossing.


There is so much construction going on in Coventry, I could
hardly believe it today.  The photo below is of the Council House,
just down the street from Kirby House.  Looks like they are about
ready to take down the fencing soon.  Hooray.

Council House, Coventry

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Thatched Roof Thursday #75 - Clifton Upon Dunsmore


I was told there is a thatched roof cottage in this village and there was.
Not the easiest place to get to from Coventry.  But, hey ho,
I needed a #75 :).




If you would like to read a little more about Clifton Upon Dunsmore, 
click on the link HERE.