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This year for my photo project I have chosen to take at least one photo each month of the plunge pool in Apley Woods. Today, I walked there for the first time in 2022. As part of my walk I took in the new owl sculpture just outside the woods.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 12th 2022

The Mining Art Gallery located in Bishop Auckland contains artwork of prominent artists including art from  Tom McGuiness and Norman Cornish. The Mining Art Gallery provides a unique insight into the lives and souls of coal miners by depicting their life in the mines and the communities that grew around them.

These incredible pieces illuminate and [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 11th 2022

The life size bronze statue of Stan Laurel is located on Theatre Corner, the site once occupied by the Eden Theatre owned by his parents. Laurel, featured in his iconic head-scratching pose, dressed in dungarees, with paintbrush in hand, is standing on a cubed marble plinth, with 13 iconic film reels at his heels.

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 10th 2022

*On Angel Wings is due to descend on 14th October [2020] *
On Angel Wings is an installation that came into being following discussion on how we could offer the community a space to commemorate those who had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we slowly reopen following a turbulent 2020 and start to 2021, we realised people had been [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 5th 2021

2 Comments CherryPie on Oct 24th 2021

After breakfast, which was was busier but less chaotic than the previous day, we drove to Raby Castle. As the weather was fair when we arrived we chose to visit the gardens and grounds. We started with the walled garden then walked around the lower lake taking in views of the castle.

When we arrived at [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 30th 2021

These stained glass windows were created by Tom Deny in 2007. The windows were inspired by Thomas Traherne and his writings.

Thomas Traherne was a priest, poet and spiritual writer. Born in Hereford in 1637, he almost certainly attended Hereford Cathedral School; this was at a time when the city was torn by civil war. After [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Sep 11th 2021

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