Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Friday, 9 September 2016
I cycle past this wood carving in Magdale by local artist Heather Crompton. My sketch doesn't do it justice, it's much more subtle and is based on the industrial history of Magdale, with its water wheel, shuttles and bobbins twisting around the old tree stump.
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
The brilliant Longnor Well Dressing, made by Sue Storer and the Girls, assisted by the Stewart family (yellow bits and brown bits!).
Sunday, 4 September 2016
A big thank you to Sue Storer and the gang for a great couple of days learning the gentle art of well dressing. It was a privilege to take part. Today is the day of the Longnor Wake and the Stewart family wish you all a great day. Your well dressing featuring commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme is a real labour of love and a work of art!
Nail: On August 16th, this was the last nail made in the Black Country...by Daniel, Museum volunteer on the forge. He'll have made a few more by now and let me have this beauty to keep on my window sill. Knocking off: Another volunteer in the trap works explained the origin of the saying. Ross: an old icebreaker barge. Toll House Tile: a red quarry tile with a child's hand print in it...