Sunday, 6 September 2015

Four photographs of St Thomas's, Hillgate

I recently went past St Thomas's, Hillgate and took some new photographs. On the south side of the church the gravestones have been mostly flattened for ease of maintenance and the large tree has had its branches cut back. If you look carefully you can see a cat at the bottom of the tree.

St Thomas's Parish Church was opened in 1825 having been built as one of a hundred churches funded by grants from the government and regarded as a thanksgiving for victory over Napoleon, hence the name "Waterloo" Churches. St. Thomas was built in the classical style and is now recognised as a building of National importance being Grade I Listed.

A look down the side of the graveyard showing the pollarded tree.

The classic view from St Thomas's Place

Previous posts of St Thomas's, Hillgate:

A contribution to Inspired Sundays.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The Curiosity of Platform Zero

The Easternmost platform at Stockport station is number zero. It was added in 2003 to provide extra capacity but not used until 2008.

Only three other stations in the UK have a platform zero, Edinburgh Haymarket, London King's Cross and Cardiff Central.

Also curious is that is the only platform that has direct level access to the street.

Another curious sight I found recently on platform zero can be seen on my photoblog sithenah.

A contribution to the Curiosities Theme at City Daily Photoblogs.