Tags » Newcastle-under-lyme

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire – meeting a descendant of Queen Victoria, viewing a unicorn skull and being interrogated by a vicar

On Saturday I took two trains and a bus to reach the medieval market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme as I had heard several times it is a pretty place. 607 more words


Whitmore Tea Rooms, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

One of my first experiences with a tea room in the U.K. was at this gem: Whitmore Tea Rooms in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England… and it basically ruined all other tea rooms for me. 448 more words

The Arrogance of Paul Farrelly MP

The Labour Party in North Staffordshire is spectacularly good at shooting itself in the foot it seems.

Paul Farrelly the Labour Party member of parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme has this evening voted against a 3line whip in the Article 50 debate imposed by his leader Jeremy Corbyn. 675 more words

Toto Bar - Newcastle-under-Lyme

Toto Bar – Newcastle-under-Lyme
Just outside of the potteries you can find Toto Bar. It is a far cry from Newcastle-under-Lyme’s former YMCA charity shop. 323 more words

Renegade Writers reminder

A quick reminder — the new year has begun and we still meet Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in improving your writing and aim to be published, consider joining our group.

We meet here.


Terracotta Trail

Last summer, I sketched a Victorian building in Newcastle-under-Lyme. This was a fine example with plenty of details , especially the terracotta tiles. Terracotta means ‘fired earth’ -and describes a form of  moulded clay masonry of a finer quality than standard bricks. 229 more words


The Snow Queen captivates Christmas at the New Vic Theatre

Step aside Narnia, move along Frozen, there’s a new snow queen in town and she’s been around for a hundred years. The Snow Queen is the latest Christmas production to grace the stage at the… 499 more words