Mersea Island – Essex’s Seaside Secret

Essex is a County that is widely considered to be full of ignorant people, exascerbated by a hideous TV show which depicts the offspring of wealthy people who appear to have a combined IQ of about 50 and whose most likely response to any question is likely to be “Shut uuuuup”. Now before you get […]

Around Rochester – The Jewel Of Kent

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I’m going to share a photographic journey that I made yesterday, which took in Rochester and the surrounding area. This was one of the regular trips organised by the London Photographic Meetup Group, a loose assembly of professional photographers, keen amateurs and beginners. They organise various trips around London and the south east of England […]

Investigating The Ruins Of Berkhamsted Castle


Get on any train departing from Euston and soon after leaving London behind you’ll pass through a little town that has a rather endearing feature which sits right next to the railway line – the ruins of Berkhamsted castle. Now managed by English Heritage, Berkhamsted Castle started its life as a timber structure in 1066, […]

In Liverpool – The Metropolitan Cathedral Of Christ The King


Affectionately known as ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’, the Metropolitan Cathedral Of Christ The King is the main place of worship for Liverpool’s Catholic community. Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is of a striking 1960s design – roughly circular in shape it has a dramatic central tower, flying buttresses that extend out beyond the footprint of the building and an […]

Dudley’s Beautiful Secret – The Zoo & Castle


It’s fair to say that the town of Dudley in the West Midlands has seen better days. Twenty or so years ago the town centre was thriving, and the town had a dynamic night-time economy which featured a night club, wine bar and a renowned live music venue, JBs. Then came the slow decline of […]

In Liverpool – The Museum Of Liverpool


Although I was ostensibly in Liverpool to attend the Rathole Radio Roadshow at Leaf on Bold St, I took time out to visit the new Museum of Liverpool, out on Liverpool’s Pier Head next to the Albert Dock. This rather controversial building (the largest purpose-built museum in the UK to open for more than a […]

Making The Pilgrimage to St Albans


Sitting just outside London’s M25 motorway is the small City of St Albans. The city is named for the first English Martyr, St Alban, who was executed by the Roman authorities in the year 209AD or thereabouts, on a hill outside Verulamium as the settlement was then known. The site of his martyrdom became an […]

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