stourbridge junction station
and the radio mast seen from the train from Moor Street
on sundays an experimetal tramcar is in service
not walking weather
Geoff Lusher was our host and he is deputy Chairman of the Light Rail Transit Association
shutter delay when I tried to snap the FIXED DISTANT to the left
Stourbridge station for the second time and it had stopped raining so I decided to walk the route of the old railway which used to continue down to the canal basin
this road dips to go under a railway bridge which no longer exists
Stourbridge Lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Stourbridge Lion was a railroad steam locomotive. It was not only the first locomotive to be operated in the United States, it was also one of the first locomotives to operate outside of England, where it was manufactured in 1828."
Foster, Rastrick and Company : "was one of the pioneering steam locomotive manufacturing companies of England. It was based in Stourbridge, Worcestershire."
at the back of the pub by the bonded canal warehouse
canal stourbridge - Google Search
too late - packing up the model railway
the organiser of the exhibition modelex.org.uk: "the Modelex Shop. We are the manufacturers of the Modelex Range of Controllers and Automatic Modules. We also manufacture the Churchward Models range of etched kits & frets. An extensive range of electronic components.from LED's to switches.D plugs & sockets etc are stocked,together with a wide range of scratchbuilding materials including the ever popular 'Evergreen Range' "
walking back gas lamp typical of my childhood
behind me offices to let in Newhall Street AND
the BT tower which is the tallest structure and one of my favourite subjects just visible from my kitchen window
Elkington, Mason and Son Electroplaters on the wall of the old Museum of Science and Industry
Electroplating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wright's associates, George Elkington and Henry Elkington were awarded the first patents for electroplating in 1840. elkington electroplate - Google Search
I was starving - MacDonalds does not take plastic cards so I tried this pub
NO meals but free snacks
The Queens Arms is opposite the Assay Office
free cheese, blood sausage, pickled onions were on the table to the right
The Birmingham Assay Office
One of the worlds foremost laboratories with over 230 years experience in precious metal analysis. The Birmingham Assay Office, Newhall street, is a UKAS accredited laboratory and has a wealth of expertise and experience in the analysis of metals.
The Birmingham Assay Office Website. and over 13 million articles weree hall marked in 2003 - note the anchor window
Basic Hallmarks Identification
The most accurate definition of a hallmark is the mark or marks stamped, impressed, ... anchor ( city mark for Birmingham),
The Queens Arms Newhall Street Birmingham
and then I went to the exhibition at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
SNAPS ONE: ring 2 Stourbridge
SNAPS TWO: stourbridge junction station