Saturday, 23 May 2009

Images of Crewe Life

Great Skate boarding shot taken at Tipkinder Skate Park
Delemere House with all the antennas on the top
The community art under Flag Lane Bridge
The Royal Scot back in Crewe at the heritage center

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Queens Park April 2009

The Queens Park April 09 still no work being done as the contractor has gone into liquidation. When will it ever be finished?

Friday, 10 April 2009

Queens Park

Some photos of the Queens Park which is being regenerated at the moment I have created a Queens Park Blog so you can see whats going on.

The fine tree near the play area

The shelter near the play area

The Queens Park Cafe

Summer comes to Crewe

A few sites around Crewe Show Summer is here or on its way

Two pictures from the Queens Park with floral displays

The War memorial daffodils are out brightening the place up

Thursday, 19 February 2009


Hightown once a buzzy shopping center now resembles a ghost town with Bosson and Doig, credit union, sewing machine shop, paper shop launderette all gone

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Sites around Crewe

Crewe Bus Station

Crewe Business Park nature walk taken with a infra red filter

The old Edleston Rd School which had been around for over 50 years now a child care centre

Crewe Retail Park

The old sign from the Queens Park before the restoration started

The new build Flats by St Marys Church

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Crewe Town Center on a Sunday February 09

These pictures were taken on a Sunday in February 2009 before any major changes take place to the town. Taken from out side the Abbey National Bank in Victoria ST showing Victoria St Queensway and showing Big Bill. If the redevelopment goes ahead this will be some for the history books

Monday, 2 February 2009

Crewe at Night

Some shots of Crewe taken at night the first one being the Limelight club on Hightown

An across the road there is Jubilee Gardens which I didnt know was open at night but as you can see it is.

A view of the Valley Park at night taken from Flag Lane Bridge it does show how well lit the park is with lamp posts every few yards but it looks ghostly at night

The new Eagle bridge Medical center in Dunwoody Way it looks very good with the well lit sign outside

The final one is Derby Dock play area at night with the flood lights on the basket ball area, its always worrying taking pictures of play areas as you dont want any pictures of children with the modern PC brigade about

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Charity Shops in Crewe

We have a few charity shops in Crewe and not only do you help the charity by using these shops but you get a bargain as well. Next time you are going to throw out some old stuff think about taking it to one of the charity shops and help everyone out

Debra Charity shop next to Smiths by Asda

British Heart Foundation opposite Jessops and they will soon open a new shop opposite Asda in the old pound shop

Arthritis Research Campaign next to the chip shop in Queens Way

Oxfam across the road from ARC shop

YMCA shop a large shop but often missed at the back of the bus station but lots of goods including TV and High Fi

Hope House a charity for children which has suffered break ins just before Xmas

Cancer Research in Market St

Finally Help the Aged also in Market St

Thursday, 29 January 2009

A walk around Crewe

Open spaces and places to walk your dog are getting few and far between as more houses are built. This is a walk around Crewe taking in some of the best places to enjoy a taste of the country or walk your dog.
Taking pictures of empty fields is that simple but I have tried to make the photos interesting
We start at Tipkinder the home of the Skate Park and BMX track and used for the fair there are 2 fields the bottom one shown here is often very wet if there has been rain but there is a good path

Often missed is the shaded walk in the mini wood down by the stream which runs through Tipkinder and can lead to Collins St

Going past the Queens Park and around the back past the golf Club we come to the Georges Playing fields as wide area with goal post in the winter and often used to fly model planes

You can walk across the golf coarse and there is a path that takes you as far as the Rising Sun with woods and a stream.

Coming around to West St and off Hulme St there is a big field at the back of Bentley which a lot of people dont know about

This takes us to Minshull New Rd and the new path across the field being built that will take you to town it has a stream and a play area and the paths are nearly finished

Cross over the road to Brooklands Grove and you come onto the path that goes at the back of Badger Ave

This brings us to Broad St Field now with a path across it leading to the Cemetery

At the end of Market St turn under the Cumberland bridge and there is an another field with goal post leading by the railway

Down Henry St at there is the play ground in Queens st near the Telephone exchange

Over the bridge in Earle St and on the left there is a small walk by the railway to Sydney good for train spotting

Macon way and there is a large picnic are with a childs play area which as you can see often get flooded

Finally if you like a good walk
The South Cheshire ramblers group were in Crewe Library with a stall on Saturday as part of a general fitness show. The group organizes walk from very simple short walks to expeditions that require a level of fitness and the right equipment. So no matter what your needs they should have a walk that will suit you. get out in the fresh air and enjoy the country side at the same time helping you to keep slim and healthy.
One of the RA's primary objectives is to protect public rights of way, especially footpaths, and to encourage their use.

For all queries please contact the group secretary

Frank Jones
2 Rose Cottage
Willbank Lane

Telephone: 01270 524564
Their web site is