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    Furniture shopping

    A recent visit to our local antique store proved very fruitful. I was looking for some small shelves for Owen’s room, which I happily found and snapped up just in time as a lady came in just after me and wanted them! While I was chatting to Melvyn, the owner of Lamplite Antiques, I spotted the most beautiful Victorian table.…

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    Classic Bike magazine

    Karl’s ‘other little project’, modifying a BSA Bantam to take to Bonneville Speed Week to break the land speed record for a vintage bike, has been featured in the March issue of Classic Bike magazine! It’s an exciting time for the project as the bikes are really taking shape but a also a busy one as they are now on…

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    An unsusal door

    This week, Karl has been installing the door which will lead from the main ground floor area of the ‘house’ into his workshop, which is in the north west corner (the darkest, dankest part of the building!). The door itself has had a rather unusual history as it’s an old Victorian prison cell door from Dartmoor Prison! The viewing hole…

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    Welshpool Series, Part 3: Broad Street & High Street

    ‘The Cross’ Welshpool The old bakery on the corner of Broad Street has the most beautiful mirrored panels in the window. One represents coffee, another tea. I absolutely love them, and if I could I would have included many more pictures of them. Moving on… Welshpool Town Hall Welshpool Town Hall The ‘fresh faced’ (after it’s recent restoration work) Town…

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    Snowdrops

    The snowdrops featured a few weeks ago as Image of the Week #13 are now flowering and are a lovely sight to lift the spirits. Though we are still coughing and spluttering with winter colds! Image of the Week #21 I really enjoy the challenge of capturing the ‘Image of the Week’ every week. It has helped me to see…

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    Welshpool Series, Part 2: Church Street and Severn Street

    I’m delighted that this ‘Welshpool Series’ has been received so well, as I really enjoyed doing it and now may do even more! Once you start looking, you can’t help but notice more and more interesting things, and now I can’t seem to stop. It was lovely to receive so many comments, thank you! To better view the photos, click…

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    Welshpool Series Part 1: Berriew Street

    After taking on board a project like this, you develop a real appreciation of the ‘built heritage’ around you. I generally walk everywhere, which makes it easier to notice old buildings and their small details. As I walk I always try and look up at the buildings I pass. I notice all sorts of things now, which before we took…