Season's Greetings! It has been a quiet and reflective Christmas here at WME Towers as I now bid to shake off any festive excesses by bringing you glad tidings of photostream happenings. 2020 has filed its final update and I'm surprised to see that I've added 648 new pictures over the course of the year; considering that I usually average around 380, we can safely conclude that Covid lockdowns have at least enabled me to dedicate more time than usual to the Flickr side of things...
Two collections in particular were at the forefront of December's arrivals, so I'll begin with felicitations from WME Birmingham. Yes Brum benefited from a distinct 'G' theme last month so thanks go to Gosta Green (Holt Street and the Gosta Green pub), Gravelly Hill (Hunton Hill) and the Gun Quarter (Price Street and the Gunmakers Arms). Also of that G persuasion were Great Barr Street on the Grand Union Canal near Warwick Bar, and Griffins Brook Lane in Hay Green (Bournville) - jolly good!
The other collection to have been served well by Santa was Exploration Extra, which can look back on a remarkably productive 2020 despite the fact I've barely left the West Midlands all year. The most recent batch of goodies here take us to Matlock, Merseyside and mid-Wales... Matlock ushered in a couple of pub pictures representing the Thorn Tree Inn and the Sycamore; Merseyside majored on Moorfields railway station as a Liverpool location I always seem to gravitate towards; and mid-Wales meant a delightful visit to Newtown where the Pryce Jones warehouse stole the show. Nether Poppleton ensured some Yorkshire content too and there was a numerical appearance for the majestic 'Mallard' at the National Railway Museum.
Those big-hitters apart, the rest of my WME collections struggled to be stirred from their seasonal slumbers. WME Wolverhampton managed one token addition (awards banners at the Hail to the Ale micropub), likewise WME Walsall with its solitary Gorway Road titbit. WME Dudley gave us Green Duck beer art and a Halesowen bus unloading position, which just leaves us with WME Sandwell (the Beacon Harvester at Great Barr) and WME Worcestershire (a station sign at Hagley). That's your lot for this month and indeed this year - 2021 looks likely to be very challenging, certainly to begin with at any rate, but I hope to keep the photostream flowing as best I can!