Local: Our Village Landmarks

I had no problems coming up with pictures  for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Local.

All I needed to do was make sure I had my iPhone with me yesterday when I walked along  to the post office to post a letter.

Here are a few shots from my short stroll.

 

We have one shop in our little village. Whilst it doesn’t look very big from the outside, it’s like Doctor Who’s Tardis inside. Or Aladdin’s Cave. There’s not much they don’t stock:

The Smithy Post Office local village

The Smithy Post Office ©HelenBushe

 

Our local pub used to be a windmill. Not that you couldn’t have worked that out for yourselves:

Our Village Pub local Windmill tavern

The Windmill Tavern ©HelenBushe

 

We have a church which serves three villages:

St John the Evangelist local church village

St John the Evangelist ©HelenBushe

 

Lots of walls are made from Lancashire Brick which was famous in its heyday:

Secret Garden Gate village local

Secret Garden Gate ©HelenBushe

 

If anyone reading this post would like to live here, this house across the road from the Post Office is for sale:

Cottage for Sale local village

Cottage for Sale ©HelenBushe

 

As someone who was born in Glasgow and lived most of my life in the former industrial belt of Central Scotland, I am charmed by village life.

The milk still comes in bottles and is delivered every morning by a milkman, which is something I never thought I’d see again.

Local canal towpaths are there for walking and nature watching. I have become much more aware of the changing seasons since moving here. Like hearing flocks of migrating geese …. Honk Honk Honk…… or seeing the first lambs in early spring…..Gambol Gambol Baaaaa………

And whenever we tire of all this rural beauty, the motorway is only 10 minutes away, and the nearby train station means that Manchester, Liverpool, and even London are all within striking distance for a day trip (and of course and best of all…..Glasgow!)

Aye, you can take the girl out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the girl!

 

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