Category UK Towns & Cities
Eastbourne pier was completed in 1872 but has suffered several fires during its history. The latest fire was as recent as 2014, this time destroying the large arcade and saloons in the midway. Sheikh Abid Gulzar a local hotelier, brought the pier in November 2015 and has since renovated it, with works continuing.
My latest photo comes from this weekend’s football match between Exeter City and Walsall. I love coming ‘home’ to Devon to watch my local football club in the wonderful city of Exeter. For the record, the game ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw, with Exeter coming back from three goals down. Come on the Grecians!
A quintessentially English pastime is to watch cricket, hopefully on a lovely Summer’s day. This week I travelled to the Ageas Bowl in Southampton to watch the Hampshire v Somerset county championship match. The sun shone and wickets fell in regular fashion – I saw 16 fall in the day. South African Kyle Abbott took […]
So my third successive stint at the Fringe has come to an end and as ever I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. This time it was for just two days, but I was very well entertained for the duration. First up on the culture trip was a chap called John Osbourne over at the Voodoo Rooms […]
This Monday morning I am not feeling blue at all because I am at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a couple of days. Today’s photo commemorates Britain’s favourite children’s entertainer of the ’70s. Oliver Postgate wrote, produced and narrated all time classic children’s programmes such as Ivor the Engine, Noggin the Nog, Pogle’s Wood, Bagpuss […]
I had one of the most colourful emails that I have ever received just now from SquareMeal. I liked it so much that I have decided to share it here on Wilbur’s Travels…… From children’s stories to rock legends, here’s our pick of the best themed afternoon teas in London Written By Deborah Reda We love afternoon […]
Today is Easter Sunday in the Eastern Orthodox Church and here is a photo that I took on the Holy Friday in Crystal Palace, London. Father George of the St Constantine & St Helen Church leads the congregation through the streets around the church as Christ’s Epitaph bedecked in fresh flowers is carried by worshippers. […]
Yesterday I visited the pleasant Cheshire town of Nantwich with its crooked Tudor buildings.