Built in the late 16th century the White Bear is a very traditional looking pub in central Knutsford in the UK. This is one of the town’s most notable buildings. It’s next to one of the two roundabouts on the main A50 road through the town. After getting lunch with my dad, we were hoping the rain would stop but it didn’t. When we walked back to the pub, there was road works with bright orange cones, right in front of the entrance to the pub. As I was putting my camera away, two construction workers walked around the corner and took the cones away. As you can see from the road it was raining when this was taken. It was worth the five minute wait in the rain to get this without cones or cars in the frame. If you look closely at the wonderful thatched roof, you might see a small thatched bear to the right of the centre chimney. To the left of the chimney on top of the roof appears to be a thatched peacock.
In the heart of Chester city centre is this famous clock. Opened to the public in 1899 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 80th birthday. It stands on the site of the original entrance to the Roman fortress. Chester has one of the best preserved Roman walls in Britain. The full circuit of the wall around the centre of Chester is 2 miles long and well worth the wall along the top of the wall. There are many black and white timber buildings in Chester. The one on the left of this photograph is a great example built in 1395. It is one of the most impressive things to see in the city.
Cruising down the Bridgewater canal on my dad’s boat I see the canal from a lower angle. Being in the middle of the canel rather than on the banks gives a unique perspective. Especially of the other cruisers and narrowboats moored along the banks. This is one of the nicest looking traditional narrowboats I saw. We cruised from Sale Cruising Club up to Thelwall and back. The furtherest we have been on the boat. The Evening Star of North Yorks is a traditional narrowboat.
Thelwall is one of the smallest villages in England. It’s in Warrington, Cheshire near to where I grew up. Until this year I’d never visited the village. I went with my family for lunch at the Pickering Arms is across the road from the old Post Office. The traditional red telephone box is a rare sight in 2017 but I happy there are still some left in Britain. The red of the post box to the left and red front door work well together. Unfortunately, like many small post offices, this one has been closed as is now part of someone’s home.