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Interesting Local Architecture

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    And, you’ll be relieved to hear, these are my last 2. These are very local. Couldn’t get any more local.
    My house date plate.

    [​IMG]1777 by Nigel G, on Flickr

    We were told when we bought this house that when they were building the Manchester to London railway, our house was at one point an inn serving the railway workers. A lot of people when they visit our house assume we have a big mirror behind the sofa. This is a big timber framed hole that was apparently due to the house being an inn and to do with serving the ale etc. Whether that is true I do not know. Can’t think why anyone would have a big hole like this in a wall though without good reason.

    [​IMG]Hole in Wall by Nigel G, on Flickr
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2019
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  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Handy I guess if the builder had left his spirit level/plumb line at home!
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Lovely village Nige and interesting home. :)
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    A local post office. Beautiful beaches nearby and campsite too.
    ap the post office by the sea.jpg
  5. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    That's a fascinating series of photographs Nige - most enjoyable!

    Cheers, Jeff
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  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
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  7. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Right up my street that (well clearly not literally, probably more likeLy your street). I like that shot.
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  8. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    I've often wondered what sort of person has a purple velour sofa. :eek:
  9. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Velvet Martin, velvet.
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  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I think you'd like the place too. The beaches are idyllic. Surrounding countryside has some hills. and it is like a mini Isle of Harris to me.
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  11. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    That can't survive much longer surely?
  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I think it may need a trim.
  13. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Wizard's Thatch is amazing!
  14. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Presume the AD is just so we don't mistake it for BC? ;)

    Wonderful place.
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  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

  16. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    One of my favourite bands, Bears Den, are playing that arts centre (An Lanntair?) in August.
  17. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

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  18. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    A building that always catches my eye driving into Epsom is the United Reform Church. I don't know if the unsupported first storey is something to do with divine support, or what, but to me the whole thing is ugly.

    [​IMG]_7080222 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_7080223 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
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  19. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Not the prettiest of buildings that’s for sure. It’s missing some petrol pumps on the forecourt.
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  20. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Some nice places out there. Always interesting to see other buildings and towns.

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