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Throwback Thursday: All Saint’s Parish Church, Leamington Spa

Built in 1842 this Grade II listed church designed in the Gothic Revival Style, is close to Jephson Gardens and the Royal Pump Rooms. It is one of England’s largest parish churches.

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Throwback Thursday: The Severn’s Building, Nottingham

A Grade II listed building, it dates from around 1450 and is one of the few remaining medieval buildings in the city. It used to be located near Middle Pavement, roughly near the old Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, but was moved closer to Nottingham Castle in 1970. Originally a merchant’s house it then became officers for a firm of architects, a wine business and then a lace museum; I’m not actually sure what use it has now.

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Throwback Thursday: Radio City Tower, Liverpool

Radio City Tower, or St John’s Beacon to give it its proper name, is a radio and observation tower that was built in 1969. You can, in normal times, head here to get what I imagine are brilliant views of the city and also as the tower is still a working radio tower you can see the studios, though of course you can’t go in them.

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Titus: T.Rex is King Exhibition, Wollaton Hall

The Titus: T.Rex is King Exhibition at Wollaton Hall is the first time that a real T.Rex skeleton has been on display in England for at least 100 years and the first time that this particular skeleton, which was excavated from Montana by Craig Pfister in 2018 has ever been put on public display.

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Throwback Thursday: Old Barclays Bank, Alfreton Road, Nottingham

No longer a branch of Barclays Bank, this building dates from 1902 and was designed by local architect Lawrence Bright.

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Nottingham Castle

Last week I went to visit Nottingham Castle for the first time not only since the pandemic began but also since they reopened after a £30 million refurbishment. Timed tickets are available online with an adult ticket priced at £13 though city residents like myself receive a 10% discount.

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Throwback Thursday: The Llandudno War Memorial

The Llandudno War Memorial commemorates those who died in both World Wars. It’s a large obelisk with a golden ball at the top that was first unveiled in 1922. It was designed by Sidney Colwyn Foulkes.

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Throwback Thursday: 126 and 128 Derby Road, Nottingham

Built in 1877 by R C Sutton in red brick this was originally a chemist’s shop, then a restaurant and then a shop again. It is quite a striking building, designed to have a continuous shopfront with plate glass windows though right now the windows are boarded up and there doesn’t appear to be any business based there.

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Throwback Thursday: National Conservation Centre, Liverpool

Now the Conservation Centre for National Museums Liverpool this was originally a warehouse built for storing rail freight for the Midland Railway in 1872. Designed by Henry Sumners it’s made of red brick with arched openings on each of the four walls large enough for freight to pass through. It was designated a Grade II listed building in 1975.

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Throwback Thursday: Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel

When I took photos of this building next to Russell Square it was the Hotel Russell but now it is the five star Kimpton Fitzroy London. Built in 1898 by the architect Charles Fitzroy Doll it was opened in 1900 and its terracotta decoration was apparently based on the Chateau de Madrid near Paris which was demolished in the 1790s.

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