Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Black Country Living Museum

 going down the mine

 a chainmaking demonstration

what a fascinating place! This is the third museum like this I visited, after the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Northern Ireland, and the Sussex Downs and Weald open air museum near Chichester. The Black country is is an old industrial heartland near Birmingham, collecting houses and buildings from the industrial age, there are canals and mines already part of the terrain, and they added some very interesting buildings, mostly from the 19th century, creating a little village area... some scenes from 'Peaky Blinders' were filmed here apparently and I bought one of the distinctive caps from the gentleman's clothing shop on the little hill overlooking the village street towards the pub....

Monday, December 01, 2014

x-mas party!

from an industrial beach in Lowestoft to the Stag's Head with love.... x-mas shenanigans with... PLUS
part-improv noise pop/alt.rock wigout
& short sets from HORSE PUSSIES, SUCTION CUPS,
and COUNTRY MARK & more tbc!!! 
plus x-mas covers and strange x-mas music...
10 Dec The Stags Head, Hoxton

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


amazing what you can do with a bit of an enhancement to photos ;)

 The Adnams brewery dominates the town (in a good way), apparently they own all the pubs

 love the lighthouse standing in the middle of the town
 old huts on the quay by the harbour side
 walking towards Dunwich
 ruined windmill
ruins of the priory, one of very few buildings left of old Dunwich, once one of the biggest ports in the world (most of it eroded into the sea), now a small, slightly eerie and fairly remote place that is almost forgotten
 walking back from Dunwich along the shoreline

 Southwold pier, George Orwell is everywhere! well, he stayed in the town for a while...

 Gun Hill
 old lighthouse overlooking Lowestoft