3 July 2006

Late 19th century cast-iron milestone, Acomb

Acomb: the place where dreams are made. Well, mine were. All my dreams were about escaping from the place.

I’ve had a rather negative view of Acomb for many years, probably since I left … More …

Leeman Road area

April 2006

Leeman Road area war memorial, on Salisbury Road

I’d not noticed before that there’s a First World War memorial here, on Salisbury Road, on the approach to Clifton Bridge. The inscription says: "In proud and loving memory of the men and … More …

Riverside and city, spring evening

19 April 2006

St Martin le Grand, Coney Street

It’s a fine midweek evening in April, about 7pm. The city centre is just right – fairly quiet. I’m feeling like a lucky person. Not because anything major has happened, but just in that … More …