Saturday 30 October 2010


A few odds and sods, most played around with and distorted.

Sunday 24 October 2010

Education! Education! Education!

The former Norwich Training Workshop, on Swanton Road. (Just round the corner from a local recycling centre, so the passing traffic even on - or perhaps especially on -a Sunday morning was fairly heavy). Parts of it have at some point been the offices of the Norwich Fringe Project - the organisation involved in wildlife and landscape welfare, not to be confused with the Norwich Fringe Festival - but it does appear empty now.

Housing Crisis?

Either kids messing about, or the recession is forcing us to live in the woods...

Saturday 23 October 2010

Beeston Regis Priory

The ruins of the Augustinian St Mary's Priory, Beeston Regis. Founded in 1216 and in use until 1538, when it fell victim to Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monastries process.

At least two local legends are connected to the site: the first claims there exists a lost tunnel connecting the priory to a local inn, the second involving a farmer's experiences with a ghost haunting the grounds. Both are mentioned on Beeston Regis' Wiki entry.

These pictures were taken around a year ago, on my older camera.

Sunday 17 October 2010

Take the 'A' Train

The 'A' Frame bridge no. 249, crossing the River Wensum just outside Hellesdon. It was once part of the long-defunct Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway line, which closed in 1959. This strip of the former M&GN line is now a lonog-distance footpath and cycle route known as the Marriott's Way (itself named after William Marriott, the former chief engineer and manager of the M&GN).

Apparently no. 249 was one of only three 'A' framed bridges on the whole of the line, and is only a few hundred yards from the site of the demolished Hellesdon Station.