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photoblog image Droitwich on  a Sunday Morning 6

Droitwich on a Sunday Morning 6

Back in Victoria  Square with the war memorial in the foreground. The black and white building in the far background is the famous Raven Hotel which still, sadly, remains closed but there are hopes that it will be brought back into use as a mixture of residential and business accommodation. The modern building on the right is a develoment of apartments on the site of the old Worcestershire hotel. Back in the 1930s my parents stayed there en route from Exeter, where they lived, to my Mother's home town of Nelson in Lancashire.

Droitwich on a Sunday Morning 6

Back in Victoria  Square with the war memorial in the foreground. The black and white building in the far background is the famous Raven Hotel which still, sadly, remains closed but there are hopes that it will be brought back into use as a mixture of residential and business accommodation. The modern building on the right is a develoment of apartments on the site of the old Worcestershire hotel. Back in the 1930s my parents stayed there en route from Exeter, where they lived, to my Mother's home town of Nelson in Lancashire.

comments (17)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 18 Aug 2013, 00:33
Beautiful morning shot Bill! Full of color and soft light.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Frances. I picked a good morning!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Aug 2013, 01:23
Its...umh...interesting, Bill.

Full of...umh...interest...
Bill Phillips: Thank you for your um interesting comment Ray
Lovely skies- why is the Raven Hotel closed? Lancashire.... Hmmm - I'm rather fond of someone from that area... smile
Bill Phillips: There were once three large hotels in the Town. The Raven, The Château Impney and the Worcestershire. The company that owned all three went into liquidation and now only the Château remains as an hotel. There are plans to develop the Raven as a mix of residential and commercial property. Part of the building is listed so that will remain and probably the façade of the rest of it. Time will tell
  • Richard T
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Aug 2013, 07:12
''Wednesday morning at five o'clock as the day begins
Silently closing her bedroom door
Leaving the note that she hoped would say more
She goes down the stairs to the kitchen clutching her handkerchief
Quietly turning the backdoor key
Stepping outside she is free.

...''


Oh No! ... It's Droitwich .... back to bed.
Bill Phillips: The poor girl ended up in Suffolk probably
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Aug 2013, 07:36
This delightful space is enlivened by the bedding plants. Following this series the world will be beating a path to your hometown. Can you please get a few bamboo shacks erected to please Mr Storey..
Bill Phillips: Hopefully the adverse image presented by some will have been ameliorated by my efforts
But where is the cafe with the sausage butties and what time does it open?.
Bill Phillips: I can take you to a nice little pub in the town that does a fine breakfast and a decent pint of real ale (a many times Camra winner). I have kept this place secret from the other two reprobates but would be pleased to take you there
I will visit Droitwich - I have looked at your pictures so nice
Bill Phillips: I hope you do. Let me know and I will show you round
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 18 Aug 2013, 10:36
You chose a really nice time of day for the pictures in your series. This is gorgeous.
Bill Phillips: It was a perfect morning Mary. For once the weather forecast was right!
  • Ellen
  • England
  • 18 Aug 2013, 10:54
Oh I love this photo-the sky looks magical and the flowers are wonderful!
Bill Phillips: The flower displays in the town have been lovely this year Ellen
I like milk on my cornflakes ,not real ale.A hearty English breakfast and a coffee sounds good to me.It would be handy if the Royal Barge had a bar on it for later and a good looking bar maid.What time will the car be coming to pick me up, a Rolls will be fine ..I except any free gifts that the towns people will want to give me for coming to Droitwich and putting the town on the map after people have seen my fine art pictures of Droitwich.My fee for the day will be very large so start a collection soon.
Bill Phillips: Skimmed or semi-skimmed?
This evokes that early morning feel,Bill,before the day becomes crowded,and noisy,and full of people....I do think yellow lines are a blight,they are so ugly,and intrusive.
Bill Phillips: They are very ugly. I did think of cloning them out but decided not to in the end
Looking beautiful on an early summer's morning Bill
Bill Phillips: Best time of the day really Janet
I still think Droitwich looks rather nice Bill, lovely flower tubs round that very fine memorial. I hope your new "best friend" noticed your Lancashire connection.
Bill Phillips: Haha. I think he knows anyway. Having Lancashire blood means I can make allowances
Victoria Square looks so peaceful and inviting at this magical time of day, Bill. Like how you've captured the lamps still burning bright in the early morning light.
Bill Phillips: I was really pleased the lights hadn't gone off before I got some pictures
Wonderful Bill! My favourite time of the day.
Bill Phillips: I am usually awake but too idle to go out and take pictures!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Aug 2013, 22:35
Looks very nice, Bill. I like the see trees and flowers in such an environment.
A fine Sunday morning photo... especially with the soft sky light and the colourful flowers.

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