Waiting in the Aisle

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 60D and Tamron SP AF 10-24mm (Tripod & Shutter remote release)
Shutter 0.6 sec, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 100, Focal length 10mm


Super Wide!

A shot from my first day out with my shiny new lens (Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5 Di II) which I’ve been mulling over for nearly a year before purchasing it recently. It was a lovely day out with my son, who also loves photography and it was his first day using a fujifilm S4000 bridge camera (he usually has a fujifilm or olympus compact).

Shooting Information:
Canon EOs 60D & Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5 Lens
Exposure 5 secs, Aperture f/16.0, ISO 800, Focal Length 10mm
Processed in Adobe Lightroom 4

Playing with Sparklers

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm Kit Lens
Exposure 30 Secs, Aperture f/3.5, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm

Hidden in Plain Sight – post 29

Built in 1838 as the Leek Union Workhouse, it was intended to house 300 inmates and was designed by J. Bateman & G. Drury. Additional buildings were added to the  site in 1871 (Fever ward) and then in 1896 (The Infirmary).

In 1904, the workhouse adopted the fictional address of 251 Ashbourne Road at the suggestion of the local Registrar so those born in the workhouse didn’t have the stigma of where they were born later in life. The house numbers on that side of Ashbourne Road still don’t run in order as the property is still listed as number 251.

The Workhouse closed sometime between 1920 & 1930 (I will change this when I find an exact date).

It’s now a small NHS hospital that specialises in Dementia and Geriatric care but also provides a number of outpatient services for the town.

English Heritage granted a Grade II listing on 7 June 1972.

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens
Exposure 30 secs, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm

Hidden In Plain Sight – post 14

I have no idea when this old mill was built but it was probably during the later half of the 19th century and was owned by silk manufacturers Henry Bermingham & Son. It was sold to White & Davis Ltd on 28 September 1912 for the princely sum of £6250.

White & Davis changed their name to Job White & Sons around 1914. They were the manufacturer of Moorcroft Knitwear, which was one of the country’s biggest knitwear labels during the 1950’s. In 1964 the Mill suffered a massive fire which destroyed most of the building (most of the damage was concentrated at the rear of the property) but luckily it was rebuilt and re-opened in 1965, but the Company went into liquidation on 16 June 1970.

The Mill later became a massive antique emporium, which is home to several businesses but now that the lease is due for renewal, the plan for the mill is to convert it into 60+ flats for senior citizens by a retirement home company. I think is a shame as the businesses that are housed there now have to move and some of them will probably leave the town due to the lack of suitable premises.

Shooting Information:
Feature Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure 30 secs, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm

Previous Hidden in Plain Sight Posts:
Idea – http://wp.me/p35l1I-i
Post 1 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-h
Post 2 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-x
Post 3 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-C
Post 4 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-R
Post 5 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-13
Post 6 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-1W
Post 7 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-23
Post 8 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2f
Post 9 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2m
Post 10 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2C
Post 11 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2L
Post 12 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2S
Post 13 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-3j