The Oxo Tower has been a riverside landmark since the 1930s. During its industrial heyday it was owned by the makers of the OXO brand and has had numerous and varied uses since. By the 1970s it had fallen into disrepair and was largely derelict.
In the 1990s Oxo Tower Wharf entered a new lease of life when Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB) began a major refurbishment project to transform the building into an award-winning mixed use development of co-operative homes, retail design studios, specialist shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars. [source]
Thursday’s Special |Message.
No editing required. This image was taken on 6th January 2010 in Haslemere on the Surrey/West Sussex/Hampshire county borders. Not a place known for snow other than half a dozen flakes that barely settle on the ground, The lady in the red coat was a such a pop of colour on this monochromatic day.
This large medieval tithe barn is situated at Ashleworth in Gloucestershire. The barn was built about between 1481 and 1515 by the canons of St Augustine’s, Bristol and used to store foodstuffs given to the church. At that time the manor of Ashleworth was in possession of Bristol Abbey. Currently undergoing restoration by the National Trust.
Directly behind the barn is the parish church, St Andrews, with Saxon stonework and one of the earliest known examples of a royal coat of arms. Together with Ashleworth Court (privately owned) these buildings have existed together in a very attractive location close to the River Severn.
Thursday’s Special |Traces of the Past.
(All photos taken on an extremely cold , -5ºC , Christmas Day in 2010)
Thursday’s Special | Algid
(and yes, I did have to look the word up)