Cardiff Queen Street railway station in the 1960s – a series of fascinating photos by Rob Masterman

Once again, this site is obliged to Rob Masterman for giving us permission to reproduce this wonderful set of photographs of Cardiff Queen  Street railway station in the 1960s. The …

Cardiff Queen Street railway station in the 1960s – a series of fascinating photos by Rob Masterman Read More
The eerie emptiness of Waterloo station in rush hour lockdown, 5.30pm, Thurs 4th June, 2020

In photos: The eerie emptiness of Waterloo station in rush hour lockdown, Thurs 4th June, 2020

It’s Britain’s busiest railway station, handling an astonishing 94 million passenger entries and exits every year, but yesterday the station was almost deserted during the evening rush hour, with more …

In photos: The eerie emptiness of Waterloo station in rush hour lockdown, Thurs 4th June, 2020 Read More
Castle, sheep, signalbox and beer - a photo walk from Robertsbridge to Bodiam fifteen years ago, April 2005

Castle, sheep, signalbox and beer – a photo walk from Robertsbridge to Bodiam fifteen years ago, April 2005

Virtual countryside walks are the only ones possible during the ongoing pandemic, so here’s a collection of 25 photos from a 2005 walk from Robertsbridge to Bodiam Castle and back, …

Castle, sheep, signalbox and beer – a photo walk from Robertsbridge to Bodiam fifteen years ago, April 2005 Read More
St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

Photos of St Ives twenty years ago – beach, harbour, countryside and sea scenes from April 2000

With the coronavirus lock-down meaning there’s little prospect of any travelling in the foreseeable future, I thought I’d have a delve through my photo archives. Here’s a selection of 25 …

Photos of St Ives twenty years ago – beach, harbour, countryside and sea scenes from April 2000 Read More

In photos: an unexpected stop at Thetford railway station, as storm-felled trees blocked the line

As Storm Ciara battered the UK, my Sunday morning trip from Norwich to London was beset by cancellations and hefty delays as uprooted trees blocked multiple locations along the route.

In photos: an unexpected stop at Thetford railway station, as storm-felled trees blocked the line Read More
Photos of the rain-soaked streets of Cardiff - City centre and Llanishen at night, Jan 2020

Photos of the rain-drenched streets of Cardiff – city centre and Llanishen at night, Jan 2020

Growing up in Cardiff – Britain’s wettest city – I’m very familiar with being endlessly pelted with rain, drizzle and thunderous downpours, and yesterday my home town delivered in full …

Photos of the rain-drenched streets of Cardiff – city centre and Llanishen at night, Jan 2020 Read More
The Top 12 posts of 2018 - dangling sneakers, fake houses, festival searches, turbines, pyramids and recording studios
In photos: Blaenau Ffestiniog and a arrow gauge steam journey to Tan-y-Bwlch in Snowdonia, Aug 2018

In photos: Blaenau Ffestiniog and a narrow gauge steam journey to Tan-y-Bwlch in Snowdonia, Aug 2018

Here’s some photos from a recent visit to the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in north Wales, with our day trip taking in a journey on the Ffestiniog Railway to Tan-y-Bwlch and back.

In photos: Blaenau Ffestiniog and a narrow gauge steam journey to Tan-y-Bwlch in Snowdonia, Aug 2018 Read More
In photos: the modernist swagger of Surbiton station - an Art Deco masterpiece for London travellers

In photos: the modernist swagger of Surbiton station – an Art Deco masterpiece in London

The masterpiece of Scottish architect James Robb Scott, (1882-1965), Surbiton Station is a stunning example of At Deco architecture, created when the original 1867 railway station was rebuilt seventy years later.

In photos: the modernist swagger of Surbiton station – an Art Deco masterpiece in London Read More