15 January 2017
Phase 1 of Richmond Chase is taking shape rapidly and we can now start to understand what the site will look like.
The blocks of flats have gone up first and they are creating a tunnel-like view of Latchmere House made all the more eerie by the mist and the pink tinge to the shielding around the constructions.
14 January 2017
12 January 2017
I only caught the aftermath of this incident but it was clearly pretty major with a big hole in the wall in front of Tollemache Almshouses and a car door left abandoned in the garden. The incident was at the junction of Ham Street and Ashburnham Drive and while I have seen plenty of silly and reckless driving there, I have never seen anything that has come close to producing this sort of outcome.
10 January 2017
8 January 2017
I like to record changes as they are made to the area and all building works are of interest to me. Here a small extension is being added to the side of a house.
I took this on a day when I was exploring footpaths and that took me all over the place, which is my excuse for forgetting where it is! With any luck I'll pass this spot again before too long and will catch the finished work and, this time, will take a mental note of where I am.
More photos like this construction/works
6 January 2017
As the mid-Winter cold bites it is nice to remember that just a few weeks ago Autumn was bright and it was lovely to walk along Ham Avenues. This is Melancholy Walk just as it starts its journey from Sandy Lane to Ham House. The avenue of trees is meant to guide the eye towards the house but even in Autumn the leaves all but obscure the target.
4 January 2017
What was Sky NEWS is now Kiko Gifts & Stationery selling a wide range of things, some of which it sold when it was a newsagent.
I quite like the look but am a little sad that the rebranding of the shop has come with a change of colour as I praised Sky NEWS' decision to turn green in 2013.