During a cultural day out in Stoke on Trent I visited the Art Gallery and attended a lunchtime organ concert at The Victoria Hall. I travelled by train and then by bus to Hanley. Whilst investigating the new bus station (which must be the best in the country!) for the return journey back to the station I discovered … Continue reading SCULPTURE IN STOKE


On a short break to Newcastle on Tyne and being a keen photographer, I was reminded of a favourite film and book ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ by Robert James Waller. However there was no romance for us 3 ladies of a certain age but lots of encounters with lovely helpful Geordie chaps as we negotiated our … Continue reading BRIDGES ACROSS THE TYNE

Pottering in the Potteries

Being an ‘East Midlander’ by birth originating from Nottinghamshire rather than a ‘Northerner’, I always have an affinity with Stoke on Trent. One would expect the pottery industry to have been cleaner with clay but coal was originally needed for power. During September Heritage weekend I took the opportunity for a tour round the Middleport … Continue reading Pottering in the Potteries