Reader Will reacted with horror at my attempt to paint Rotherham as attractive yesterday, throwing in a spurious accusation of “digital editing” that I can’t comment on due to ongoing legal action.
No digital editing in this second batch of pics, and look at the results;
Guided tours down College Lane are available from the Tourist Office. Normally.
Perhaps it takes a certain sort of open-mindedness to see the beauty in the civic buildings,
but no-one can deny the grandeur of the Towngate (RIP),
or the Williams & Glyn Bank (RIP),
or the famous “The”, installed to divert your attention from the stolen Vermeer on the wall.
There’s some gems on the pedestrianised High Street, and a lone pub I can’t remember going in but really ought to when I can.
“Craft Corner & The Bear’s Den” is EXACTLY the sort of place you expect to see in an industrial northern town, here painted as if in a post-apocalyptic world (i.e. now).
Realising that I’m NOT in Derbyshire, I decide to chance a takeaway coffee.
Fitzwilliam & Hughes, a centreback pairing from the Millers promotion season of 1981, were pleased to see me and I wished I could have sat in the corner nursing their excellent flat white.
But you have to keep walking or you’ll be arrested.