ROTHERHAM – UNFILTERED !!!

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.

13 thoughts on “ROTHERHAM – UNFILTERED !!!

  1. Nice pics as ever Martin, thanks.

    It’s a pity that the “the” in “Rotherham” isn’t quite central to the word, or it would be the basis of a number of cryptic crossword clues I’m quite sure.

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      1. I was thinking along the lines of one of my favourite clues Paul, which was simply “R in Sussex?” (8).

        The solution was Midhurst, quite logically.

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  2. You can read my review of the Three Cranes on Pubs Galore: https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/88074/ Its recent resurrection as a pub after many years as something else may explain why you’ve not previously darkened its doors. (I’m not suggesting that you’re in the habit of darkening doors, or indeed anything else in your stupendous photographs, which are quite clearly on display here exactly as nature intended. Please call off your legal team.)

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    1. Legal team told to “Stand back and stand by”.

      Thanks for that reminder of your Pubs Galore review; think I may have read that last year. The use of a back board of metal taps to signify modernity for a range of “Carling”, “Guiness”, 6 types of coloured cider and John Smiths Smooth is something historians will ponder over in centuries to come.

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      1. Now, had it been a true micro…

        It’s a wonderful thing though, Martin, to come to your inestimable blog – estimable would do too from a different tack – and not be oppressed by the fact that a collection of facts is no more an engaging piece of writing than is a pile of stones a mansion.

        I’ll do my best to continue my support in that vein too.

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  3. “throwing in a spurious accusation of “digital editing” that I can’t comment on due to ongoing legal action.”

    Wait… photos can manipulated? That explains how those dating sites always fool me. 😉

    “and look at the results;”

    I think I’ve asked this before but, what’s the deal with the concrete type line down the middle of the walkway?

    “Perhaps it takes a certain sort of open-mindedness to see the beauty in the civic buildings,”

    A bit like art maybe? Some can appreciate what others can’t.

    “but no-one can deny the grandeur of the Towngate (RIP),”

    That is a beaut. It’s like a three layered cake!

    “and a lone pub I can’t remember going in but really ought to when I can.”

    No bullseye glass there I see.

    “here painted as if in a post-apocalyptic world (i.e. now).”

    (slow golf clap)

    “I decide to chance a takeaway coffee.”

    You rebel you. 😉

    “But you have to keep walking or you’ll be arrested.”

    Surely you stopped, um, paused to take the photos? 😉

    Cheers

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