Wednesday, 19 October 2011

I live in a Black and White Town..............................................Northwich

Images of my home town.
Northwich sit's right in the centre of the beautiful county of Cheshire.
A lot of Northwich is Black and White.
Northwich Library 
This was the towns main Post Office.... it's now a pub aptly named the Penny Black

Town Bridge from the Bullring.

Even new buildings are designed to blend in...

Town Bridge from the site of the Floatel... now demolished.
 It was the only floating hotel in the UK

Hayhurst Swing Bridge from the same spot.

The Bullring... home to banks and estate agents.
I will share more images and information about Northwich over the next few weeks.
 It's only a short walk from my home into the town centre... a town centre with a plan for redevelopment...  currently on hold due to the economic crisis.

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it's a pretty place! all proper and very English. :)

Floatel - made me laugh!

Chatty Crone said...

My goodness - reminds me of Shakespeare's home or what I remember studying.

It is beautiful -does look quite English.

Where is the traffic?

Sandie

joo said...

You live in a beautiful town! I love these timbered houses, I simply do!!!!

Bob Bushell said...

I love that olde town style, they are so honoured by yourself living there.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

A wonderful walk around town.
Thanks for taking us along!

Horst in Edmonton said...

You have a beautiful town there. Looks like lot of history as well.

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful city and beautiful houses.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Why redevelopement? Looks pretty sharp to me.

Fábio Martins said...

A lot black and white in yout city. Interesting :-)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

True or false, that the black and white paint scheme is from the Victorian period? And that originally timbered buildings were sort of beige with natural wood timbers? Does painting the wood black seal and protect it? Sorry, nothing but questions today.

Marias Teater said...

Truly nice series of wonderful, english houses. I love houses, Andrew! Thank you for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I want to move there!

ADRIAN said...

A good wander round. I suspect the redevelopment is better delayed.

Inger-M said...

It looks like a lovely town, with a nice atmosphere! I love it when they keep the old style for new buildings.
I have a very soft spot for England, having lived 5 month in Carnforth, and 8 months in Wembley in the early 70s. Over the following years I traveled extensively around the country by train, Britrail and Eurail, like so many of us did back then :-)

JM said...

Love these houses!

Pat said...

What a beautiful town!