Sunday, 16 September 2018

Christ Church, Denshaw

Christ Church is a Anglican parish church opened in 1863, built by Henry Gartside. It is situated on Huddersfield Road near to the centre of the village and the Denshaw War Memorial can be found within the grounds near to the entrance gate. Grade II listed status was granted to the church on the 19th June 1967.

I took 13 pictures whilst at the church. 11 can be seen here and on Flickr, with an additional 2 exclusive to Clickasnap where they can simply be viewed and enjoyed or downloaded for 50p. The pictures were taken on the 25th June 2016 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera.

Christ Church, Denshaw (2016)
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Christ Church Lych Gate on Clickasnap in Colour. Click here to view.

The other picture on Clickasnap shows a colour image of the tower and clock face through the trees.
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The following pictures are taken from the Flickr collection.

Entrance to Christ Church, Denshaw.

The Path Christ Church, Denshaw.

Christ Church, Denshaw.

War Memorial at Christ Church, Denshaw.

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Sunday, 9 September 2018

Bescar Lane Railway Station, Lancashire.

Bescar Lane Railway Station is a small countryside stop on the Manchester to Southport Line. It can be found in the village of Scarisbrick approx. 7 miles to the east of Southport. It is unmanned with only limited facilities with no car parking, ticketing or refreshment facilities on the station or nearby. The station has small passenger numbers with only 3988 recorded users in 2016 / 17, an average of just 77 passengers per week.

The station was originally opened in April 1855 and has undergone a number of changes since then. rly 1990's both platforms were opposite each other with the remains of the westbound platform still showing despite it moving to the other side of the level crossing a few years ago. The station was served by a signal box alongside the level crossing but this was also removed around the time of the platform redevelopment.

The set of 15 pictures was taken on August 21st 2018 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera. 2 can be seen on Clickasnap exclusively via the link below, the remaining 13 pictures can be seen here and on Flickr.

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Bescar Lane Eastwards.
Taken looking along the eastbound platform in the general direction of Manchester. All the colour except red has been removed and the former westbound platform can be seen.

Bescar Lane Westwards.
A colour picture taken from the east platform looking across the level crossing to the Southport bound train platform.

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Bescar Lane Railway Station. (2018)
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Train Approaching Bescar Lane Railway Station Level Crossing.

Bescar Lane Railway Station. 18

Bescar Lane Railway Station. 24

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Sunday, 2 September 2018

Postcards from the past. Nuneham Courtenay Cottage. Vintage Postcard.

I am currently sorting through my postcard collection and I thought it might be interesting to upload some of the cards the have correspondence on the back. I had thought about starting a fresh blog for them, but I have decided to just upload to my current blog every know and then.

The first card I will be uploading is one that features a waterside cottage in the village of Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire. I assume the cottage to be alongside the banks of the River Thames which runs to the south of the village. 

The following images are of the front and back of the postcard. I offer prints for sale on Ebay from time to time.

Nuneham Courtenay Cottage, Vintage Postcard.

Vintage Postcard Nuneham Cottage Back.

The card appears to have been posted in August 1925 and features a half penny King George V stamp. Sadly I am struggling to make out some of the writing on the card, but as far as I can tell it was posted to a E.V Smith, Reading. This is before postcodes became widespread, they only started being rolled out after 11 October 1959, so I have been unable to trace the postal address, I thought it was Harris or Horris Road but neither of these exist although there is a Norris Road in Reading.

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