Monday, July 4
Friday, July 1
Dearie me! - more blog posts should start with the words 'dearie me' in my opinion - we're halfway through 2022 already, how did that happen? June's transition into July means we're inching ever deeper towards high summer, those times of Glastonbury, Wimbledon and sun-baked test matches (weather permitting). The passing of another month means I'm also primed to bring you a photostream summary...
And which of my galleries is most eager for our attention in this instance? Why it's none other than WME Staffordshire which must have been bristling at my previous comments that it had been having a quiet year thus far. Not so anymore for it fashions together a mere 25 arrivals taking us from Orton (Showell Lane) to Penkridge (a viaduct view and a Covid mural) by way of Perton's Wrottesley Arms. A special shout out too for the Pendeford Mill Nature Reserve, overseen by Wolverhampton Council but geographically within South Staffs - from here I give you geese, pool panoramas and some car park signage.
No other gallery could compete with Staffordshire for sheer June accumulation although WME Wolverhampton put up a decent fist of a challenge. My Wolves whereabouts focused most closely on Oxley and Penn this month, hence the pictures of Cedar Grange Care Home, Oxley Links Road, Wells Road and Woodlands Walk. The Penn Fields Bowling Club brings back happy Hub Marketing memories of 'clubbing' (inverted commas definitely intentional) prior to lockdown and there are street sign glimpses from Palmers Cross and Parkdale too.
After those two slugged it out for supremacy, there wasn't a fat lot left for my remaining contenders to fight over. WME Shropshire made a welcome return to prominence thanks to some Oswestry offerings comprising the Boars Head, the Oak Inn and the town's former Shropshire Star newspaper offices. Similarly the seldom-spotted WME Solihull managed to eke out two Saxon Knight artwork items outside Olton railway station, and other than that we've just got WME Walsall and the Queens pub in Pelsall. Enjoy the photos!
Sunday, June 26
Friday 24th June should have been a day spent at the Stratford-upon-Avon Beer Festival with Nick, but the train strikes meant a jaunt across to Shakespeare Country wasn't really viable. Instead I sought out a few ales closer to home by visiting the South Staffordshire village of Codsall...