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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Sneaky polar bear

Polar bear

Polar bear


So it looks like I have another Jerusalem spin-off simmering away in the background.

The rise in MPG and reliability of modern cars has spelled disaster for a lot of rural garages. Tie this in with the current trend for electric vehicles and these garages will soon be contributing to the demise of rural communities in the same way as the near extinction of post offices, schools, pubs, village shops and chapels.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019


One of the only remaining prototype bouncing bombs. Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

The streets of London

"Should you ever meet a film director scouring the capital for a perfect Victorian street scene in which to set his latest costume drama, do recommend Barkham Street. There is just one snag - it is not in London. Barkham Street was built - by both mistake and design - 128 miles away in remotest Lincolnshire." Daily Telegraph By Peter Chapman 07 Oct 2000

So what is the connection with Bethlem Hospital, read on...

Unfortunately, at the time of posting the original article by Peter Chapman is no longer available online. A copy from the internet archive  can be read here.

Barkham Street - Wainfleet
Barkham Street - Wainfleet

Bethlem Hospital - London
Bethlem Hospital - London (Google Maps)


What will become of rural garages if cars go electric? Will they go the same way as rural churches, pubs and post offices? Could be the next phase of the Jerusalem project...

Irby Filling Station

Jane Wright has an exhibition of internal views of abandoned buildings at Harding House Gallery, Lincoln, 25th May - 14th July

Monday, 15 April 2019

Art at a crossroads

In these troubled times of austerity it looks like art is at a crossroads!

If you haven't done so already please visit the SLUG website to save the Usher Gallery

Art sign for Ingham Art Group exhibition

More Graffiti

Graffiti on the disused Fledborough viaduct.

Interesting facts - the viaduct has 59 arches and took nine million bricks to build. Perhaps I'll get around to photographing it sometime!

Graffiti - Europe will not fall

Graffiti - Atheism is unstoppable

New transport

So, during this project I've driven about 4,000 miles, walked about 500 miles and now I am happy to announce my new transport mode - about 40 miles so far...

My bike in front of graffiti

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Mavis Enderby

Just paid a visit to my old friend Mavis Enderby. For those who aren't aware she is one of Lincolnshire's famous celebrity villages. Her friends include Boothby Graffoe (obviously), Kirkby Underwood, Claxby Plukacre, Hutton Fenside, Tumby Woodside, Friskney Eaudyke, Bicker Gauntlet (he's a bit fighty!) Gosberton Cheal and many more. I might get round to a full list one day. In the meantime...

Notice board - Mavis Enderby

Old tree - Mavis Enderby
I don't usually do archaeological stuff but it was down the road from Mavis. Old Bollingbroke Castle. Birth place of Henry IV, who'd have thought it!

Old Bollingbroke Castle

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Patriotic Wellies

Where else would you find patriotic wellies other than the village of Jerusalem

Wellies with Union Flag